Feeding tips

by Dr. Hans–Peter Brockamp

Feeding tips

Feeding
Feeding and feed additives are two different things. To make it easy and effective, use a balanced and component-rich basic feed for every season. Feed your pigeons in the morning, so that everything is eaten up. Feed them full in the evenings, but do not give standing feed.

During travel time, we make up feed consisting of one part Mariman Variamax, Ovator Non-Stop and Matador Premium. Outside of the travel time, we use appropriate mixtures from the same companies.

However, you can also mix feed from other producers. They should complement each other in your composition.

In this way we can ensure that our pigeons do not suffer from any deficits. This basic feed is enriched with seeds, hemp, shelled sunflower seeds and peanuts, depending on the season.

Feed additives

All ingredients contained in our products are highly concentrated. This means they are very economical to use. Please adhere to the indicated dosage suggestions and do not go overboard, so that your pigeons are aided by dietary supplements but not overloaded.

Add all feed additives to half of the daily ration only and always feed the other untreated half afterwards.

This will ensure that your animals always eat enough without overloading them.

Dietary supplements are not a substitute for feed, but are intended to add the missing ingredients!

The energy required for competitive flight always comes from the feed. The dietary supplement provides the necessary form.

Tip for breeding: provide your breeding pigeons with pure hemp as standing feed when rearing young. You will be surprised at how well your pigeons develop in the nest.

Garlic, onion, carrots, beetroot mix: Place 1 head of garlic, 1 onion, 1 beetroot, 2-3 carrots (all fresh) in a blender with about 20 ml of apple vinegar or lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of honey and mix to a pulp.

Add this pulp to the feed (about 2 tablespoons per kg of feed) and leave to dry. Before feeding add 5 g of Probac 1000 per kg of feed and thicken with Green healing earth or Phyto.

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