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Awesome treat recipe (Feed & Nutrition)

by BennieAndTheJets, Saturday, August 05, 2017, 00:57 (133 days ago)
edited by BennieAndTheJets, Saturday, August 05, 2017, 01:12

My vet also gave us a recipe for nutrition support

It is called "The Landing Mash" and originally meant for parrots - here is a link:

I changed it for three reasons:

1) I can't have gluten, and I am sharing this health food :)

2) I don't think Guineas need as much fruit as parrots (sugar)

3) Our vet had chopped greens (not mushy) on the recipe card he gave me, and I like the idea (for me and the birds, he he)

My version:

The Running Home Mash

Boil 1 cup of quinoa and a sweet potato (chopped) or winter squash and some pieces of carrots for 15 min. with a spoon of Turmeric and a stick of cinnamon

Add fresh chopped greens and boil another minute

Drain and add a can of drained garbanzo beans and a hand full of pepitas (raw pumpkin seeds)

Can add frozen mixed veggies but I did not because I did not have any.

Since the Guineas were likely to waste most of this on their first exposure and I wanted to make the effort and expense worth it, I had a very healthy dinner and a nice breakfast from this treat preparation effort - hm, turmeric and cinnamon! - and the Guineas got to take a stab at it. I am not sure how much they ate since I did not have the patience to sit there and watch as they look at it for hours before trying a bite, but most of it was gone by the evening. }-D

I will try it again, especially when there are sick birds, to provide extra nutrition.

Sprinkled the whole thing with meal worms, millet, and tiny pieces of watermelon "to pique their interest" as the recipe author so eloquently put it.:-D


Remember: Look up **toxic** foods for birds before feeding anything new! **No avocado, no potato, no onion, no chocolate, no coffee, no tea**, I think. As far as I understood, our vet ok'ed the ingredients I used for Guinea Fowl in the recipe above the stared line.

Thanks for the recipe

by Barbara-NH @, Sunday, August 06, 2017, 01:45 (132 days ago) @ BennieAndTheJets

f:b I hope the guineas learn to love it as much as you do!

Awesome treat recipe - grain concern

by Heritage Hens @, Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 08:14 (115 days ago) @ BennieAndTheJets

This recipe sounds really good, especially during winter when the G's can't free range. A little costly if you have a large flock, but adaptable.

I have often wondered about feeding "human" grains to guineas, especially keets. I have given quinoa to keets that I have cooked. I have given it uncooked in small amounts but then read about certain grains that shouldn't be given to birds because it can expand in their stomachs and kill them. If you remember awhile back there was the warning not to throw rice at weddings because the birds ate it and died when the rice expanded in their crops.

Quinoa, millet, arantha , these grains are very small so perhaps it is why they can eat it uncooked.

I think quinoa has much more nutritional value than millet. I feed white proso millet to keets and adults as a treat and for training. I haven't used other grains lately. Getting too worried about them over eating something and having an exploding crop.

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