* Hand-feeding formula is easy to prepare – just add water
* Vitamin and mineral fortified for better health and nutrition – no supplements necessary
* No added sugars or colors.
Easy-mix hand-feeding formula is vitamin and mineral fortified to help you raise healthy chicks. Nutritionally balanced formula is ideal for granivorous (seed and grain eating) birds from hatch to weaning – no supplements necessary.
Hand-feeding formula can also be fed to squabs older than 7-14 days (7 days for small species, up to 14 days for larger species).
Contains no artificial colors or sugars.
Not for insect-eating birds.
For seed and grain-eating birds from hatching and squab over 1-2 weeks of age.
Directions: Start hatchlings on a dilute diet of about 10% formula, 90% water (10% solids). Measurements are best made on a weight basis.
Volume measurements can be variable and may lead to uneven and slow growth.
If volume measurements must be used, assume 1 cup water = 250 grams and 1 cup loosely packed Formula 3 = 100 grams. 1/4 cup Formula 3 in 1 cup water is about 10% solids.
As chicks get older, gradually thicken the formula. Different species will require higher percent solids at different ages.
Mix dry formula into warm water and feed as soon as possible (at about 105°F).
Make fresh formula at each feeding.
Never feed leftovers.
Do not supplement with vitamins or minerals.
Feed chicks at regular intervals during a 16-hour period each day.
Time feedings such that the crop is almost empty at the time of the next meal.
Fill the crop at each feeding. Store in a cool, dry place.
Freezing will maximize shelf life without harming the nutrients.
Crude Protein 21.0% min
Crude Fat 7.0% min
Crude Fiber 5.5% max
Moisture 12.0% max
Ingredients: Corn Starch, Corn Flour, Soy Protein Isolate, Soy Flour, Soy Oil, Corn Bran, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Niacinamide, Mixed Tocopherols, Rosemary Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Citric Acid, Lecithin, Silicon Dioxide (carrier for liquid antioxidants), Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (source of Vitamin E), Ascorbic Acid, Biotin, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Copper Sulfate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Sodium Selenite (on Salt), Thimaine Mononitrate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Vitamin K), Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide (source of Iodine), Folic Acid, and Cyanocobalamin (source of Vitamin B12).