Columbae Pigeon Granivorous Handfeeding 1kg is suitable for hand-rearing granivorous pigeons, including all the domestic pigeon’s species (Columba livia domestica), from the first week of life until weaning.
Granivorous Pigeon Hand Feeding is a complete food and therefore it provides all the necessary nutrients for the pigeons to enjoy optimal health, excellent vigour and excellent plumage quality.
It is advisable to confirm that the crop is empty in the morning.
For younger chicks, use the first-age hand-feeding formula Pigeon Crop Milk for granivorous pigeons.
For chicks being reared from an early age, the gradual transition from the Pigeon Crop Milk to the Granivorous Pigeon Hand Feeding should begin at 4 days of age. From day 10 of life, Granivorous Pigeon Hand Feeding must constitute 100% of the chick’s diet until emancipation.
At weaning the hand feeding formula should be gradually replaced by Columbae Racking Pigeon Junior for 6 months.
Make sure the birds have Silex Grit available at all times to meet the mechanical needs of the digestive tract. After each feeding bout, the leftover formula should be discarded.
Once the package is opened, store it in the original bag properly sealed or in an air-tight container, in a cool, dry place.
While refrigeration is not advisable, freezing is possible if the package is hermetically sealed.
COLUMBAE PIGEON GRANIVOROUS HANDFEEDING 1KG PREPARATION
It should be prepared by adding lukewarm water between 37-39 degrees centigrade to the powdered formula until reaching a concentration of 20-25%. Mix it using a whisk. The final texture should have the consistency of a shaken yoghurt.
The daily consumption ranges between 55 and 80% of the chick’s body weight divided in 3-4 feeding bouts. The amount of feedings per day depends on the age of each bird. In each feeding the chicks should be offered the formula until they are satiated and stop begging.
COMPOSITION: Cereal grains and products derived thereof, oilseeds, oil fruits and products derived thereof, legume seeds and
products derived thereof, dehydrated alfalfa, vegetable oils (high oleic sunflower, refined coconut, linseed), dried whole egg,
fructose, dried brewer’s yeast, minerals and products derived thereof, inulin (Cichorium intybus), marigold meal (Tagetes
erecta), Mojave yucca.
ADDITIVES: Vitamins: 3a672a Vitamin A: 4300IU/kg; 3a671 VitaminD3:1100IU/kg; 3a700VitaminE: 250mg/kg; 3a300 Vitamin
C: 2500mg/kg; 3a710Vitamin K3:5mg/kg; 3a820 VitaminB1:40mg/kg; 3a825i Vitamin B2:30mg/kg; 3a831 Vitamin
B6/Pyridoxine hydrochloride: 35mg/kg; VitaminB12/Cyanocobalamin: 120µg/kg; 3a841 CalciumD-pantothenate:30mg/kg;
3a314 Niacin: 130mg/kg; 3a316 Folic acid: 6mg/kg; 3a880Biotin: 1000µg/kg; 3a890 Choline chloride: 1600mg/kg; 3a160(a)
Beta-carotene: 10mg/kg; 3a920 Betaine anhydrous: 250mg/kg. Trace elements: 3b606 Zinc(zinc chelate of amino acids
hydrate): 9 mg/kg; 3b202 Iodine (calcium iodate anhydrous): 0.8 mg/kg; 3b814 Selenium (hydroxy-analogue of
selenomethionine):270µg/kg. Antioxidants: 1b306(ii) Extract of vegetable oils rich in tocopherols (rich in delta-tocopherol):
120mg/kg; 1b304 Ascorbylpalmitate: 30mg/kg. Flavourings: Rosmarinus officinalis extract: 0.01g/kg.
Moisture 8.0%, Crude protein 21.5%, Crude fat 9.0%, Crude fibre 6.0% ,Crude ash 6.5%.