Columbae Pigeon Crop Milk 500g by Psittacus is ideal for hand-rearing granivorous pigeon chicks during the first neonatal phase, from hatching to the 5th day of life. It is an exclusive hand feeding formula being of very high concentration yet easily digestible. It is formulated to constitute 100% of the chick’s diet during this period.
This product is specially recommended for professional breeders who perform artificial incubation. It allows them to achieve growth rates similar to those obtained by the best breeding pairs. This vigorous growth promotes health and minimizes the risk of disease.
It should be used at a concentration of 25%.
It is advisable to confirm that the crop is empty or nearly empty in the morning.
From the 5th day of life, the Pigeon Crop Milk formula should be progressively replaced by the Granivorous Pigeon Hand Feeding (listed separately).
After each feed, the leftover formula should be discarded.
Once the package is opened, store in in a air-tight container in a cool, dry place.
While refrigeration is not advised, freezing is possible if it is kept hermetically sealed.
Preparation of Columbae Pigeon Crop Milk 500g:
It should be prepared with warm water between 37-39 degrees centigrade. Place the powder formula in a bowl first, add the water (25% dry formula + 75% lukewarm water) and mix thoroughly with a whisk until a texture similar to a shaken yoghurt is reached.
It is important to offer the right amount to the chicks over several feeds (between 4 or 5) during the first 5 days of life.
Oil seeds, oil fruits and products derived thereof, dried whole egg, vegetable oils (high oleic sunflower, crude palm, refined coconut, refined linseed), minerals and products derived thereof, inulin (Cichorium intybus), marigold meal (Tagetes erecta).
Vitamins, pro-vitamins and chemically well-defined substances having similar effect: E-672 Vitamin A: 3500 UI/kg; E-671 Vitamin D3: 1200UI/kg; Vitamin E (
α-tocoferolacetate): 300 mg/kg; Vitamin K3 (menadione sodium bisulphite): 34,6 mg/kg; Vitamin B1(thiamin hydrochloride): 26 mg/kg; Vitamin B2 (riboflavin): 21 mg/kg; Vitamin B6 (pyridoxal hydrochloride): 26 mg/kg; Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin): 105g/kg; Vitamin C (monophosphate of ascorbic acid): 200 mg/kg; Nicotinic acid: 131 mg/kg; Folic acid: 4.2 mg/kg; Biotin: 740g/kg; Choline Chloride: 1300 mg/kg
Compounds of Trace Elements:
E-1 Iron (iron chelate of hydrated amino acids): 49 mg/kg; E-4 Copper (copper chelate of hydrated amino acids): 5 mg/kg; E-5 Manganese (manganese chelate of hydrated amino acids): 49 mg/kg; E-6 Zinc (zine chelate of hydrated amino acids): 28 mg/kg; E-2 Iodine (anhydrous calcium iodate): 0.7 mg/kg; E-8 Selenium (sodium selenite): 0.150 mg/kg
Antioxidants: Etoxiquin: 100 mg/kg
Anti-caking agents:E-562 Sepiolite: 1.8 g/kg
Flavouring compounds: mixture of flavouring compounds (contains 0.015% yucca extract)
Moisture 6.0% Crude Protein 44.0%, Crude Fat 40.0%, Crude Fibres 2.5% Crude Ash 7.0%