Feeding my flock

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Birdmania, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. Birdmania

    Birdmania Out Of The Brooder

    May 1, 2016
    I have a very mixed flock. It consists of 9 pullets 18 to 20weeks old, 3 pullets 8-9 weeks old, and 2 ducks 18 to 20 weeks. I am concerned about nutrition. I was wanting to continue feeding the flock raiser crumbles that they have been raised on and just add oyster shell seperatly for the layers but not sure if everyone will get the proper nutrition this way. Any thoughts?
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    I feed a 20% flock raiser type to all birds all the time, with oyster and egg shells always available for the layers.
    Not sure about ducks tho...only thing I know is that ducks may need more niacin especially when young.

    Agrees, might want to ask in the Duck Forum.
  4. Birdmania

    Birdmania Out Of The Brooder

    May 1, 2016
    Thank you both. I will try asking there when I get back from town.
  5. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 19, 2015
    Eastern Shore, MD
    Flock raiser says its okay for ducks. I feed flock raiser and offer oyster shell on the side, as well as grit just in case (not really needed when they get free range time). I also crush and throw my egg shells in the run with whatever scraps I have for them.

    My neighbors feed their ducks goat feed [​IMG] and they seem to do fine. They just hatched out ten or so ducklings and they shot up quick (too quick? I'm not sure). The ducks are kept in the goat pen so I guess its more convenient for them.

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