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Mothers Crop Milk Alternative

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okay, well, whilst bored and looking for new ways to feed young young chicks I decided i'd find an alternative to mothers crop milk for the chicks that need help along the way. This is what I came up with and has so far done it's job very very well :hap:

 

 

Ingredients: (Makes roughly 1ml)

 

40 drops of water

1 drop of calcivet

6 sunflowers hulled

12 whole hulled oats

 

*mortar and pestel*

 

 

 

Steps:

 

1: s0.jpg - Get a mortar and pestel or some other kind of instrument for crushing and grinding.

 

2: s1-1.jpg - Get 12 whole hulled oats and 6 black sunflower seeds

 

3: s2-1.jpg- Hull the sunflower seeds

 

4: s3-1.jpg- Add all seeds into the bowl.

 

5: s4-1.jpg - Grind and smoosh :hap:

 

6: s5-1.jpg- Add 40 drops of water

 

7: s6-1.jpg- Continue to grind and smoosh!

 

8: s7-1.jpg- add 1 drop of calcivet

 

9: s8-1.jpg- Voila! home made crop milk!

 

ADDED TO Faq under Recipes, pictures loaded to BBC photobucket

Edited by Elly

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WOW!! Great recipe

Brilliant photos too!!

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You are a talented girl Libby :hap:

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Thanks for that!

 

Mods would you be able to pin this topic? I think it is pin worthy :hap:

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Great stuff. How many chicks do we lose to young Hens. Thanks.

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Definatly Ikon!

I've lost 5 newly hatched chicks this week alone from having to leave them with inadequate parents who although feeding well let chicks get chilled!

So being able to feed them good food and keep them warm is a step up to saving many bubs :hap: Plus this is full of fats and helps rehydrated chicks.

Edited by KAZ
turned dehydrate into rehydrate

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Very cool :hap: As they say here in Australia

Libby.............Your blood's worth bottling !! :hap:

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:hap:!!!!

Don't say that!!! I'm scared poopyless of needles! LOL!

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Excellent Lib!!! You are truely a diamond in the BBC's rough!! lol... What a useful thing to have here... I tip my hat to you :P

 

(maybe add to FAQ's Elly???) :blink:

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awesome libby awesome

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Yes i will have to agree with all the comments ...Libby its truly a Blessing to have such a caring and thoughtfull lady with us all here ..as well as all the other ladies and gents who give such great info and helpfull advise hats off to you all ...regards John & Swanacilli

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did anyone ever try this bar libby

and if so what were the results

 

also what is the right tempriture to keep a new hatched chick alive away from its mum if needed just over night till you can place it back and watch her with it durring day

as i have lost a few from neglectful mums and running out of nests to put bubys till they are few days old

 

and always seem to dehydrate due to to much warmth or chill due to not enough im not good at temp to keep chick going till next day

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Hi Genericblue

a good temperature for newlly hatched chicks is about 36°C. i highly recommend that if your going to take day old chicks that you get an incubator or brooder or at least a 'hot box' with a thermostat. budgies from this age are not easy to hand-rear and you must be very dedicated. have you tried using a re-hydration liquid, eg spark, with the newly hatched chicks and leaving them under the hens to keep warm. a word of warning don't feed vetafarm polyaid to baby birds. Vetafarm neocare or kaytee exact might be a better option for feeding or topping up baby budgies than a home made reciepe. you could get some cresteds, like i do, and use them for fosters. this will have 2 benefits 1) they tend to feed chicks that are lethargic who do not vocalise a lot, and 2) the chicks from the cresteds are usually very active and vocal. if fostered under non feeding hens they will often start feeding the crest bred chicks and away they go.

graham

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Hi Genericblue

a good temperature for newlly hatched chicks is about 36°C. i highly recommend that if your going to take day old chicks that you get an incubator or brooder or at least a 'hot box' with a thermostat. budgies from this age are not easy to hand-rear and you must be very dedicated. have you tried using a re-hydration liquid, eg spark, with the newly hatched chicks and leaving them under the hens to keep warm. a word of warning don't feed vetafarm polyaid to baby birds. Vetafarm neocare or kaytee exact might be a better option for feeding or topping up baby budgies than a home made reciepe. you could get some cresteds, like i do, and use them for fosters. this will have 2 benefits 1) they tend to feed chicks that are lethargic who do not vocalise a lot, and 2) the chicks from the cresteds are usually very active and vocal. if fostered under non feeding hens they will often start feeding the crest bred chicks and away they go.

graham

 

 

 

hay mate thanks for reply no im not trying to hand rear just chicks that hatch and the mum doesnt fed due to new hen and or tosses chicks aside as doesnt really know what shes doing yet ive lost a few chicks after feeding and warming them but then having no were to put them intill morning where i can foster or place with mum intill she starts to feed

i usually use yogit to give new born if i got it if not i use milk or cream i find cream better than milk but yogit best

just wondered if this worked

and thought id ask temp to keep young chick going through night if no mum to warm it thanks for your imput i would of thought 36 was to hot and chick would dehydrate so thanks for that

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