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Best brand of duck food.

post #1 of 27
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Is there really a difference between different feeds? I'm looking for the healthiest brand of duck food. I usually feed them DuMOR® Poultry Layer 16% Feed because that's the cheapest stuff but I really want my ducks on the best food available.

Thanks!!

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Mom to: 2 Cats, 1 Crayfish, 1 Dog, 3 Ducks (Cayuga Hen, Welsh Harlequin Drake & Cayuga/Welsh Harlequin duckling), 1 Gerbil, 2 Guinea Pigs, 3 Hamsters, 2 Leopard Geckos, 5 Mice, 2 Rabbits & 3 Turtles.

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post #2 of 27

I heard Dumor is a great brand. Right now im feeding Layena though

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Previously Raised:

Java Green Peafowl l  Guineas l Turkeys l Icelandic Chickens

Call Ducks l Mallards 

Pomeranian Geese l White Chinese Geese 

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post #3 of 27

The rescues around here actually feed their waterfowl.......

Dog kibbles!

I was impressed with the great condition of the fostered birds, and to top it off I bought some drakes that have been grown on the stuff. He tasted great!

The birds love it, they look fantastic, and there's no waste. A glance at the ingredients is actually pretty sound-- more complete than the nutrena layer crumble I was feeding before.

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post #4 of 27

alot of birds will eat dogfood or cat food. its very high in proteins for them, i give it to my peafowl everyday/ and the bluejays even steal some here and there. It would only help them!

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post #5 of 27

seriously? my ducks eat layena and scratch right now.  and duck crack errr peas and any other veggies we give them.
I gotta try dog or cat food. Any particular brand better for them? My cats are on taste of the wild and the dogs are on blue buffalo.

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Momma to 1 Salmon Faverolle, 1 buff orpington, 1 silver laced wyandotte, I buff cochin bantam possibly frizzled. 2 obnoxious little jerks...errr ducks..., 2 dogs(border collie mixes), 3 cats, and 2 teens, and 1 husband as of July 24th 2011
and a partridge in a pear tree

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post #6 of 27

I like Purina but in my country quite a few of the other brands/products aren't even here. I got three hens many months ago(aprox 6mths old) and they have really changed for the better since being fed on our feeds..


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post #7 of 27

My kibble of choice is Ol Roy Complete Nutrition-- it's Wal Mart's generic and just Purina in a cheaper bag. $17 and tax for a 50 lb bag and my dogs get it too.

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post #8 of 27

I use nutrena all flock. Its a pellet and they waste less of it. Crumbles i find they throw every where and most never get eaten. Nutrena has everything in it that they need. But i do also offer crushed oyster shell for my girls when they are laying.

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post #9 of 27

Isn't the dog food to big for the ducks to eat? do you water it down? just leave it out?

post #10 of 27
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Originally Posted by runnersrunn 

Isn't the dog food to big for the ducks to eat? do you water it down? just leave it out?


Crush it up into smaller pieces.

-1 Indian Runner Duck, -1 Black Swedish

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtN1YnoL46Q
 

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