Best food for geese of these two

Discussion in 'Geese' started by happybooker1, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. happybooker1

    happybooker1 Songster

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    1ABC0682-6910-48DA-83F3-650794E4711C.jpeg The labels are below I’m looking for recommendations for which one is best for my four geese.
     

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  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Crowing

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    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.
     
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  3. TSOWOATNKC

    TSOWOATNKC Chirping

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    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.
     
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  4. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Reading. Must read more. Premium Member Project Manager

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    :frow 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!
     
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  5. happybooker1

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    My tractor supply has them. $22/50#
     
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  6. TSOWOATNKC

    TSOWOATNKC Chirping

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    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.
     
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    KikisGirls Reading. Must read more. Premium Member Project Manager

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    Thank you.
     
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  9. 1goose2ducks

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    I just give my geese flock raiser from Purina.
     
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  10. Iain Utah

    Iain Utah Crowing

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    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.
     
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