Passwell Bird Hand Reading Food is a nutritionally balanced, protein rich hand rearing formula suitable for use from hatching to weaning. The easy to prepare formula has a smooth, creamy consistency that is ideal for spoon or crop feeding and is enriched with omega fatty acids, vitamins and minerals to support optimal chick health.
But why is it for sale on a chicken/poultry supplies website?
This food is great for sick chickens who aren’t eating or are noticably thin as it is chockas full of essential vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, is easy to digest and a small pack goes a long way for their recovery. Much like the texture of baby rice cereal, it is to be made fresh for every meal and can be made watery (perfect for crop feeding directly or dropping into the chooks mouth) or more solid and fed directly as small pellets (squished in your hand) or mixed with their favourite grain mix for boosting their diet (if they are still eating).
Allow prepared mixture to stand for 2 minutes to absorb all the water. Remix, and if too thick reheat the mixture and add a little more water to make the desired consistency. Feed at a temperature of 36-38ºC with a spoon or syringe. Feed until the crop is full, taking care not to introduce food into the windpipe.
We have used it to nurse many beloved chooks back to good healthy when we were recommended this product by Dr. Colin Walker from Melbourne Bird Vet in Scoresby, VIctoria.
Do not add vitamin, mineral or concentrated food supplements to Passwell Hand Rearing Food. This may seriously alter the nutritional composition of the formula, and lead to dietary imbalance. The addition of either baby apple, vegetable puree or peanut butter at no more than 10% of the prepared food volume should not significantly affect the nutritional composition of the food.
Processed cereals, whey and soy proteins, dextrose, maltodextrin, lysine, methionine, mannan oligosaccharides, β-glucans, vegetable oils, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids (including EPA & DHA), carotenoids, taurine, vitamins A, B1,B2,B6, B12,C,D3,E,K, nicotinamide, pantothenic acid, biotin, folic acid, choline, inositol, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, zinc, iron, manganese, copper, iodine, selenium.