|Dr. D's Starter-Grower Diet
Start to feed to the breeders on about the 4th day after the last egg is laid and until the youngest chick is
weaned. Also feed to the chicks until they are approximately 6 months old.
For Lady Gouldian Finches, feed Starter-Grower to the parent birds until the chicks wean, but continue to
feed it to the chicks until they complete their juvenile molt (typically between 4 and 6 months). Gouldian
finches require a much higher protein intake during their initial molt. Failure to provide this protein may result
in the birds failing to thrive. A Gouldian's juvenile molt is complete when you can no longer see any "olive"
colored feathers on their backs, and only solid adult color in their masks, chests, and bellies. If they have
stopped molting but still have juvenile feathers, continue the Starter-Grower until they molt again and replace
the olive juvenile feathers.
If the mother hen is through laying, feed her the Maintenance diet. This is also called a "breeder diet"
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IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT THAT THEY BECOME MOLDY OR BUGGY. Being a natural product without
insecticides, there is a slight chance of this after about 5 months or so, but the risk is much less than with
whole seeds. Our pellets contain no sunflower seed so you will never get moths from them. You can store the
pellets for 2 years safely in a freezer. Since we are the manufacturer and not just a distributor of our pellets,
you can be assured of receiving fresh pellets from us. The problem with most of our competitors is that you
can not order directly from them but are forced to place your order with a distributor. Those distributors, in
addition to marking up the product for additional profit for themselves, needs to order a large amount of feed
at a time for resale. So they may ship you product that has already been sitting in their warehouse for
months. When you receive it from them, it is already old. When we ship you pellets, they are always fresh.
|Grain products (corn, oats, wheat), Plant Protein Products (soybean), Processed Grain By-Products (corn
protein), Calcium Carbonate, Monocalcium Phosphate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Salt,
L-Lysine, Manganous Oxide, Manganous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate,
Ferrous Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Menadione
Sodium Bisulfite Complex, Riboflavin Supplement, Niacin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate,
Vitamin B12, Biotin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Sodium
Selenate, Amorphous Silica, Lecithin, Mixed Tocopherols, Vegetable Oil (one or more of the following: corn,
soy, canola, sunflower, cottonseed, palm, coconut), Medium Chain Triglycerides, Ascorbyl Palmitate,
Propionic Acid, Natural Terpenes, Acetic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Benzoic Acid, Mono and Di Esters of 1, 2
Propanediol, Hydrated Ammonium Phosphate, Propyl Benzoate, Propyl Acetate, Butylated Hydroxyanisole,
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We do NOT add any artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives as we do not know what long
term health effects these may have. We add no sugar as others do. We add no meat scraps.
We add no ethoxyquin, but use natural preservatives such as Vitamin C and Acetic Acid (a
mild acid, like vinegar). If you look at the ingredient list below, you will see that everything
underlined below is the technical name for the natural preservatives we use.
|Dr. D's Maintenance Diet - Feed this diet under several conditions:
|NOTE: Dr D's diets are balanced complete feed to produce optimum growth, feathering, vigor, and
reproduction when used as directed. Additional food items such as greens, cuttlebone, vitamin drops,
mineral supplements, egg food, and resting food are not needed or recommended. Dr D's diets have all of
the nourishment those extra foodstuffs would supply. They are needed for seed type diets or those
inadequately formulated. Keep treats to a minimum - think of treats as giving candy to a child; keep them to
less than 10% of intake. We also don't recommend blending different types of pellet diets together.
|Dr. D's Laying Diet
Start to feed when the first egg is laid. Continue to feed the laying diet until about the 4th day after the last
egg is laid. Feed Starter Grower diet when you remove Dr. D's Layer Diet.
|Dr. D's Canary/Finch diets are in crumbled form for small birds -
Canaries, Finches & similar sized birds - and contain all the required
nutrients for the activity level of this type of bird.