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nicksiders
380 posts
Jan 26, 2006
7:25 PM
Does anyone on this site use peanuts in your program? Do you use it daily or special times?

I was impressed to find out the protien and fat level in peanuts. It rivals flax seed and my birds don't like flax.

Here to you buy crushed or ground peanut? Are they expensive and how much?
Opinionated Blowhard
4 posts
Jan 26, 2006
11:37 PM
You have to buy raw spanish peanuts from a nut supplier (nut house) or from a health food store. Then you have to keep them refrigerated until used so they don't develop fungus problems. Then you have to cut them down to edible size.

That's too much trouble for me. If my birds need protein, I give them peas or turkey pellets. Racing homer men give their birds peanuts as a treat and to build them up for long races. Rollers don't need peanuts. They don't need treats. To properly fed rollers, any grain is a treat.
washington86
4 posts
Jan 27, 2006
12:14 AM
peanuts doesn't work good for my rollers. you should try feeding them peas and other good stuff, like pigeon food that provide enough nutrient. they'll like it.
MCCORMICKLOFTS
355 posts
Jan 27, 2006
12:19 AM
Nick, you can get crushed peanuts at Smart & Final. Its the stuff they use for ice cream topping. I've used it before, but only on my show birds. That stuff is way too rich for my rollers. If I want them to have some oil, fat and protein, I find safflower and peas accommodate all they need.
PS. Once you get them hooked on it, they become peanut crack heads! Try it, you'll soon find out..lol.
Brian.
nicksiders
382 posts
Jan 27, 2006
12:40 AM
I currently use my own mixture of Austrian Peas, Safflower, Milo (red), and Whole Wheat. I change the mixture by weight as the seasons change. I buy bags of single grains and that way I have the control of nutrition to my birds. I also give minerals and vitimins through the water.

My kit birds get a little red grit once per week while my breeders have it in front of them constantly. The mixture I supply to my breeders is different from what I mix for my kit birds. I believe all of my birds are getting a good ballance. I am always looking for improvements and ideas from others that may improve the health of my birds.

If anyone has any suggestions or ideas beyond what I am currently doing I would appreciate them.

Last Edited by nicksiders on Jan 27, 2006 12:42 AM
Sound Rollers
370 posts
Aug 01, 2010
10:15 PM
Has anyone fed split peas from the supermarket?

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wishiwon2
344 posts
Aug 01, 2010
11:24 PM
I have and do feed some split peas. The same kind you could buy at the grocery store, but I get them from the farmer. The birds like them and eat them as readily as whole peas. I see very little difference in them.
I have also fed lentils and like to use them. The birds seem to like them too. The access to them from the farmer is variable though so I dont have a regular supply of them.

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Jon

If it were easy, everybody would do it
donnie james
1119 posts
Aug 02, 2010
12:03 PM
my feed has green peas in as well as sunflower hearts pop corn red wheat and milo and they seen to like that mix feed
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Donny James
"Fly The Best And Cull The Rest"
"Saying One Thing;Doing Its Another"
"Keep Your Head Planted In The Sky And Wings Spanned Wide"
1996 Piedmont Roller Club Lifetime Achievement Recipient
Portsmouth Roller Club Participation Award System Recipient 1994 '96 '97 And 2000
2001 Limestone,Ohio Sportsman's Club Lifetime Member Recipient
2002Portsmouth Roller Club Certified Judge
2004Portsmouth Roller Club Lifetime Member Recipient
"Miss Portsmouth"NBRC/90/J311 Rusty Dun Check Self Hen First Bird To Get Certified In Portsmouth Roller Club History With A Score Of 53 Judge By Joe Roe The 1993 World Cup Winner And John Bender The 1994 World Cup Winner
Leo
Member
157 posts
Aug 02, 2010
2:48 PM
Has anyone heard of feeding navy beans or other dried beans...?
Snake Doctor
GOLD MEMBER
462 posts
Aug 02, 2010
3:13 PM
Hey Nick! I use peanut splits regularly. I started using them to help the birds get through the molt. Here in south Georgia, Peanut buying sites have splits as a by product, I get em for nothing. The birds gobble them up and the nuts sure make them slick and shiny! I don't keep many on hand as they will go rancid.
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"Semper Fi"
SD
Roy
Georgia
LaunchingPad
7 posts
Aug 03, 2010
11:10 AM
Do you feed popcorn?
Snake Doctor
GOLD MEMBER
463 posts
Aug 03, 2010
11:26 AM
I used popcorn for the first time this winter, it is so warm here the popcorn is not necessary.
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"Semper Fi"
SD
Roy
Georgia
donnie james
1128 posts
Aug 10, 2010
10:26 PM
my brothers and i when we 1 st started we use to 3 slices of bread and tosted them and brake them up about the size of wheat and feed them to birds and they ate just about every thing and they really like the tosted bread and a friend of mine use to give a whole slice to his frills and parakets and they seem to like the bread........
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Donny James
"Fly The Best And Cull The Rest"
"Saying One Thing;Doing Its Another"
"Keep Your Head Planted In The Sky And Wings Spanned Wide"
1996 Piedmont Roller Club Lifetime Achievement Recipient
Portsmouth Roller Club Participation Award System Recipient 1994 '96 '97 And 2000
2001 Limestone,Ohio Sportsman's Club Lifetime Member Recipient
2002Portsmouth Roller Club Certified Judge
2004Portsmouth Roller Club Lifetime Member Recipient
"Miss Portsmouth"NBRC/90/J311 Rusty Dun Check Self Hen First Bird To Get Certified In Portsmouth Roller Club History With A Score Of 53 Judge By Joe Roe The 1993 World Cup Winner And John Bender The 1994 World Cup Winner
Windjammer Loft
1134 posts
Aug 16, 2010
7:22 AM
Every now and then I give my birds "peanuts" as a "treat" and I feed them our stale wheat and multi-grain breads whenever we have some. But,not on a regular bases.

Fly High and Roll On

Paul
LaunchingPad
13 posts
Aug 23, 2010
5:04 AM
Nick! Peanuts and Popcorn?


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