Farm vs. Non-Farm Bird Food

posted by Parrot-Friend @ 15:25 PM
July 15, 2009

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Non-farm
A wide variety of commercial bird food is available to bird owners. However, bags of mixed birdseed often combine attractive bird food like sunflower seeds with “filler” materials that birds enjoy less. Birds tend to pick out their favorite bird seed and simply leave the rest uneaten. Other birds that favor some of the seeds that were not eaten will then come and eat those seeds.
Farm
Farmed birds fed commercial bird food typically are given very specific scientifically designed pre-blended feed. Examples of commercial bird food for chickens includes: chick starter medicated crumbles, chick grower crumbles, egg layer mash, egg layer pellet, egg layer crumbles, egg producer pellet, and broiler maker med crumbles. Tiny chicks can’t handle pellets. Crumbles are often made by taking the pellets and running them through rollers. Mash is more finely ground.


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