buying feed from a feed company Much cheaper but is it better?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by littlequail21, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. littlequail21

    littlequail21 Out Of The Brooder

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    with the price of feed going up and owning so many birds i have found a feed mill that sells there own feed. they do many livestock feeds and am Quickly buying 95% of all my feed there. i have had No problems, and i find the feed to smell sweet i like the size of the pellet/crumble and my chickens Seem to do great on it. However it is indeed Medicated. but for the price i cant beat it. its medicated with Amprolium used to help with coccidiosis. now they sell "Layer" and "20% starter grower" and i would like to know if i can also use this feed for ducks and geese, and yes i could ask the company, but of course they will say yes so i want to ask you. here is the Analysis of the 20% starter/grower


    crude protein...........not less than 20.00%
    crude fat...................not less than 7.50%
    crude fiber.............not more than 6.00%
    calcium.................not less than 0.50%
    calcium.................not more than 1.00%
    phosphorus........not less than 0.50%

    Medicated with amprolium..........0.1375%


    and now i came up with a even better idea as i write this out, scan it. let me know if you think this is a good idea and can i feed this to ducks or geese.

    as for price this is $10.50 per 50 pounds

    http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr153/snakegirlBannermaker/syfrettfeedco.jpg
     
  2. beefmaster

    beefmaster Out Of The Brooder

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    from what the tag says on your feed sack.it looks tobe a real good feed.an the protine level is real good.i dont see why you cant feed it to your geese.
     
  3. littlequail21

    littlequail21 Out Of The Brooder

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    this is the starter grower, i yet to get a tag for the layer pellets, but i really do like this feed.
     
  4. littlequail21

    littlequail21 Out Of The Brooder

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    from what i have read some people say dont feed medicated to geese why?
     
  5. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Since waterfowl consume more food than chickens they could consume a lethal dose of some older medications. Amprolium is the most common coccidiostat used now & it is not harmful to waterfowl.
     

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