Weaning ybs

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Re: Weaning ybs

Post by Andy123 » January 30th, 2017, 4:12 pm

PVDMR wrote:
January 30th, 2017, 3:36 pm
I have glazed pots in each nest box filled with breeding mix,as the youngsters get older and get inquisitive watching there parents eating,will hop out the nest and Will start pecking at the food :)
When splitting the youngsters,they are so used to feeding out the pots,they Also have them ( Pots )in the Youngbird loft for a week,then they go onto a normal feeder!!
I feed maples till they start to perch,as I Don't want Bit eaters ;)
Hope this Helps you!!


Must say I do the same as far as pots in the nest boxes are concerned. Put them in from about 14 days.

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Re: Weaning ybs

Post by Chunk73 » January 30th, 2017, 4:26 pm

I move mine with the hens when there around 16 days old. Hens do a good job finishing them off instead of baby's being neglected because cocks wants the hens to go to nest again

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Re: Weaning ybs

Post by trench » January 30th, 2017, 7:16 pm

In my opinion the sooner they start eating beans and maize the better, you don't want them eating too much wheat or barley or they will get very loose and this will set them back. As Stu says if they get too used to eating small seed you may struggle to get them eating bigger seed in the future.

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Re: Weaning ybs

Post by isaacs » January 30th, 2017, 8:45 pm

Thankyou all for advice

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