Best Duck feed?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bsides2007, Jun 16, 2017.

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  1. bsides2007

    bsides2007 Songster

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    Hi everyone :)
    I am happy to say that I am now (finally) a duck mom! I have been feeding all of my ducks organic and non-gmo feed from the beginning, but am curious to get other opinions on types of duck feed. I know there are better options than Dumor (even though it's organic) but I'm stumped on whether to try a different brand like Scratch and Peck feeds, or to go an entirely different rout and do fermented feed or a fodder system. Which do you prefer/think is best and why?

    I'm also in the process of building their coop, so I'd love to see some examples if you have photos!

    Thanks!
     
  2. pomnovice

    pomnovice In the Brooder

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    Hello, and congratulations! As for your feed question, I think I'm speaking for most of us when I say we often use non-organic feed. But in my experience, feed combined with vegetation (such as vegetables in fodder) have made my ducks the happiest. Feel free to ask anything else, I hope this helped.
     
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  3. bsides2007

    bsides2007 Songster

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    Pomnovice, which grains do you like for your fodder system? Thanks a bunch!
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    I use a Non GMO feed and ferment it. My flock loves it.

    I use to have pics of my coops but when things changed here I have no idea where anything is. lol
     
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  5. Yooperducker

    Yooperducker Chirping

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    Fermented?????
     
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  6. Chandra Prater

    Chandra Prater In the Brooder

    I like the Mazuri waterfowl feed because it floats. My vet recommended it but it's only available on their website, so that's a pain in the neck.
     
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  7. Duckstruck

    Duckstruck Songster

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    Before, I used chicken scratch and found a deficiency in one of my ducks. I switched them to chicken layer feed and things have been going well so far.
     
  8. bsides2007

    bsides2007 Songster

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    Hi from another yooper and duck owner! Copper Harbor is beautiful! I am in Ontonagon :)
     
  9. Kangasox

    Kangasox Songster

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    I ferment a non-gmo organic feed and they love it. they are VERY upset when we are away or don't ferment.
     
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  10. luvmyduckies

    luvmyduckies Songster

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    I FEED PELLETS AND GIVE SOME SCRATCH, CRACKED CORN, AND OCCASSIONAL WHEAT THEY LOVE THE WHEAT Just FYI On the scratch feed bag I feed it says it is NOT a complete food for the ducks They also love a little dry cat food
     
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