Feed Mix?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Tinted, May 16, 2010.

  1. Tinted

    Tinted Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2010
    I ordered 3 geese from Metzer Farms about a month ago, well they ship out on the 31st of this month.
    I am planning to mix 3 feeds and keep using that mix until they lay, I was wondering what were the opinions on this idea and of the feeds I plan to mix.

    1/3-Purina Mills; Game Bird Chow/Maintenance
    1/3- Kent; Homefresh Multiflock
    1/3- Triple Trust Feeds; Poultry Feed/Waterfowl

    Any opinions?
  2. noahsgeese

    noahsgeese Border Collie

    Nov 30, 2009
    I have never heard of any of those but the names sound good! I use just plain old chicken feed pellets and it works perfectly!
  3. jojo@rolling acres farm

    [email protected] acres farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2009
    I use Flock Raiser from Purina. They seem to do well on it. Why would you want to mix your own feed? I think you may run into issues with your protein levels as the geese mature with the game bird feed in the mix. I'll let someone else with more experience feeding geese chime in.

    I have geese coming from Metzer Farms the same week you do. What did you order?

    I have a pair of Roman Tufted coming and a pair of Tufted Buffs I've always been happy with my Metzer orders - hope you enjoy your new geese and that things go well for you. Keep us posted.

    Last edited: May 16, 2010
  4. Tinted

    Tinted Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2010
    I have a pair of Roman Tufted and a single female Toulouse. I have always mixed my own feeds, I find it gives me the best of all sources. Well up until now, I have no clue about geese! [​IMG]
  5. ChickFila

    ChickFila Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    I tried to buy Marzuri waterfowl starter, but my local feed store didn't have it, so they ordered it for me and it would take about a week to get it.
    After I feed them starter, I will switch to maintenance.
    Now, I feed gamebird starter (non medicated) with chopped greens and grit.

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