Feeding Wheat to Poultry

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Sussex123, Dec 18, 2018.

  1. Sussex123

    Sussex123 In the Brooder

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    Hi, I am after a cheaper alternative to having poultry for feed and I can buy wheat and / or barley at a very cheap price per ton. I was wondering if I could give it to my pekin ducks, muscovy ducks, saxony ducks and sussex chickens as their only diet from my. I would give them probably about 100 grams per chicken and 200 grams per duck or something around there. They are able to free range over 20 acres with lots of bugs and grasses for them to eat and was wondering if that would finish of their diet at least for autumn, spring and summer. I may add mealworms or regular worms to their diet especially during the winter months when the bugs are nearly no existent. Thanks for the help.
     
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  2. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging

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    I do it seasonally. Wheat does not store well here owing to insects. Wheat is not the most cost effective when producers or corn and millet are nearby.
     
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  3. Sussex123

    Sussex123 In the Brooder

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    So do you only feed them wheat or barley and can you feed them it all year round if we have it available. I really can't find corn or millet at a cheap price and in ton bags. We have young chickens and ducks would we be able to use that to feed them.
     

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