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Discussion in 'Geese' started by happybooker1, Jun 13, 2018.
The labels are below I’m looking for recommendations for which one is best for my four geese.
I don't raise geese, but I have ducks. Based on protein and niacin alone... definitely the second feed. Waterfowl need a lot of niacin.
Also, compare the feeds to this very informative chart: http://www.metzerfarms.com/NutritionalRequirements.cfm and the second definitely comes out ahead.
My geese, ducks, and chickens get Nutrena Country Feed All Flock with 18% protein. Mostly my geese eat grass and nibble feed. You can always add Niacin.
I don't know what geese eat/need.
May I ask where you found this feed?
I've not seen this brand name before.
I am adding these two to my Google sheet now...thank you for posting these labels!
My tractor supply has them. $22/50#
A thing to note: geese as backyard flock aren’t entirely gamebirds. They teeter on the edge of fowl and gamebird. Are they fully grown? If not, neither has enough protein.
I am going to have to say that based on food made for Duck and GEESE that I see nothing wrong with the PROTEIN amounts in your two choices above.
Here are some duck and goose labeled feeds to compare yours to:
I just give my geese flock raiser from Purina.
I have never used gamebird feed for my geese. Growing birds need about 16-18% protein, maintenance runs more like 12-16%. I feed a mix of mazuri maintenance (16%), flockraiser (20%), and whole corn (9-10%). I feed approx. 1/2-1 cup per goose 2x daily. This is only to supplement their primary diet of grass (summer) or grass hay (winter).
Rather than use gamebird feed, I recommend flockraiser (available everywhere) with a mix of whole grains, like corn, oats, wheat, etc.