Suitable for hand-rearing granivorous pigeons, including all the domestic pigeon’s species (Columba livia domestica), from the first week of life until weaning.


Suitable for hand-rearing of chicks of granivorous columbiform species.

It is a follow-on hand-feeding formula that should gradually replace the Crop Milk (Pigeon Crop Milk), supplied during the first days of life. Its use is recommended until the weaning of the chicks.

It should be prepared with lukewarm water (35-38ºC; 95-101ºF) with the sufficient concentration to achieve a creamy texture (approximately 20-25% solids concentration). This is a coarse-grained product.

The rapid growth of the chicks makes it difficult to determine the optimal number of feeding intakes. The speed of food transit in each individual is what finally determines the number of intakes. The large capacity of the crop of the columbiformes gives rise to a certain risk of overfeeding the chicks, which should be avoided.

It is important that the crop is completely empty in the morning, before the first feeding intake of the day.

Weight N/A
Dimensions N/A
Analytical constituents Crude protein 21,0 %, Crude fat 9,0 %, Crude fibre 5,9 %, Crude ash 5,9 %
Net Weight 2.2 lb (1 kg)
Physiological state Growing
Species Domestic pigeon
Granivorous Pigeon Hand Feeding is a complete food for hand-rearing pigeons.

COMPOSITION: Cereal grains and products derived thereof, oil seeds, oil fruits and products derived thereof, legume seeds and products derived thereof, dehydrated alfalfa, vegetable oils (high oleic sunflower, refined coconut, linseed), dried whole egg, fructose, dried brewer’s yeast, minerals and products derived thereof, inulin (Cichorium intybus), marigold meal (Tagetes erecta), Mojave yucca.

ADDITIVES: Vitamins: 3a672a Vitamin A: 4300 IU/kg; 3a671 Vitamin D3: 1100 IU/kg; 3a700 Vitamin E: 250 mg/kg; 3a300 Vitamin C: 2500 mg/kg; 3a710 Vitamin K3: 5 mg/kg; 3a820 Vitamin B1: 40 mg/kg; 3a825i Vitamin B2: 30 mg/kg; 3a831 Vitamin B6/Pyridoxine hydrochloride: 35 mg/kg; Vitamin B12/Cyanocobalamin: 120 µg/kg; 3a841 Calcium D-pantothenate: 30 mg/kg; 3a314 Niacin: 130 mg/kg; 3a316 Folic acid: 6 mg/kg; 3a880 Biotin: 1000 µg/kg; 3a890 Choline chloride: 1600 mg/kg; 3a160 (a) Beta-carotene: 10 mg/kg; 3a920 Betaine anhydrous: 250 mg/kg. Trace elements: 3b606 Zinc (zinc chelate of amino acids hydrate): 9 mg/kg; 3b202 Iodine (calcium iodate anhydrous): 0,8 mg/kg; 3b814 Selenium (hydroxy-analogue of selenomethionine): 270 µg/kg. Antioxidants: 1b306 (ii) Extract of vegetable oils rich in tocopherols (rich in delta-tocopherol): 120 mg/kg; 1b304 Ascorbyl palmitate: 30 mg/kg. Flavourings: Rosmarinus officinalis extract: 0,01 g/kg.

ANALYTICAL CONSTITUENTS: Moisture 8,0 %, Crude protein 21,5 %, Crude fat 9,0 %, Crude fibre 6,0 %, Crude ash 6,5 %, Lysine 1,2 %, Methionine 0,7 %, Calcium 0,7 %, Sodium 0,10 %.

FEEDING DIRECTIONS: Store in a cool, dry place. Simultaneous use with water for drinking in which choline chloride has been added should be avoided. .