Flock raiser??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bt03, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. bt03

    bt03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 ducks all 5 weeks, 14- 10 week old chickens, 2- 5 week old chicks, 7- 14 week old bantam chicks, 2- 1year old bantams and 3 1year old mix breed regular sized chickens.

    Having 4 kinds of feed is confusing for my dad (who feeds when we have to leave town) and my DD who helps as part of her daily chores and it is getting kind of costly, really, having all of these feeds around. I was reading about flock raiser and think that all my chickens can be put on it with oyster shell for my big girl layers but I cant find anything about the ducks really.

    would they be able to have the flock raiser and be ok?

    would we have to add any other supplements for them?

    I forgot to mention that everyone gets a pea, oat mash as treats once a day and all kinds of other greens as we have them
     
  2. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    I have a large mixed species/breed/age flock and they do great on Flock Raiser! I add some oyster shells for calcium to my coop that has a few laying breed hens in it, but otherwise everyone does awesome on the Flock Raiser. I've raised many a bird (of various species) on it and haven't had any problems. My birds are all healthy and beautiful.
     
  3. schellie69

    schellie69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use game bird food, (it is supposed to be higher in niacin) and offer egg shells for the layers.
     
  4. bel

    bel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should be fine, that is what I feed our ducks who haven't started to lay yet.

    I have layer pellets and oyster shell in a seperate feeder inside the coop (out of ducks reach) but the hens still go for flock raiser. Its good feed but it doesn't have the amount of calcium the laying birds need.
     
  5. Smiles-N-Sunshine

    Smiles-N-Sunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, Flock Raiser here, too. Our chickens, turkeys, guineas, and ducks all get it, with free-choice oyster shell grit on the side. I also give some treats at the end of the day, scratch (mostly for chickens, turkeys, and guineas) and greens (mostly for ducks). And vitamin water once a week in extreme weather.
     
  6. bt03

    bt03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for all of the replies! Y'all are amazing [​IMG] I knew if anyone would know if it was safe it would be my friends at BYC. My local tractor supply and most of the feed stores in the area have a bunch of kids working & I'm not always sure if I trust what they say (one even quoted "knocked Up" when I was asking about pink eye in one of my cats [​IMG] ) My dad will really appreciate it too when we have to go out of town & he doesnt have to have a 6 page print out of who gets exactly what feed (it has pictures of each feed & chicken [​IMG] because he almost over medicated the ducks [​IMG] )
     

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