Confused about feeding ducks and chickens!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by IRL, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. IRL

    IRL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi
    I posted about this a long while ago and didn't get much response.....I have 2 pekin ducklings and 6 buff orp chicks. They are 4 and 6 weeks old. I have been feeding a 50:50 mix of non-medicated purina start/grow and purina flock raiser to them since they were a few days old. I plan to feed them this until they are 18 weeks. After that I was planning to feed them purina layena. I'm having second thoughts now after reading and hanging out on this forum. Is layena okay for ducks too? The flock will free-range 1/2 the day and I will propbably give them scratch and treats such as fruits and veggies daily. So can I go along with my plan? Thanks!
     
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  2. Ramsdale

    Ramsdale Out Of The Brooder

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    Good question IRA! I am interested in what others think too... so


    .... bump!
     
  3. nursesammy

    nursesammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good question.... I dont have an answer. But i would like to know this as well because i will be in the same boat soon. I'll need to know. Bump bump!
     
  4. chickenlove13

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    BUmp!
     
  5. IRL

    IRL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  6. slightlyscrambled

    slightlyscrambled Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now I'm not an expert but I would think you could just give them flock raiser and supplement with oyster shell. Thats what I do for all of mine.
     
  7. IRL

    IRL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You mean give them all flock raiser as adults? I thought flock raiser was a game bird type start and grow for birds under 18 weeks.
     
  8. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there are a few people here that feed their chickens flock raiser, this one person switched to layena and her egg production went down!
     
  9. IRL

    IRL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, so after reading the flockraiser vs layena thread, It made it clear that I can feed flockrasiser to the chickens supplemented with oyster shell when they get older. Is flockraiser a good feed for adult ducks without any other supplements?
     
  10. Ramsdale

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    Quote:now I need to find that thread!
     

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