Help please! Tons of mismatched feed, what do I do?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by IndyRealtor, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. IndyRealtor

    IndyRealtor New Egg

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    Dear BYCers. I have 12 laying hens (on laying pellets), 6 chicks (on starter feed), 3 young ducks (on grower duck feed). In my zeal to prepare for the birds, I bought huge bags of everything. I hadn't anticipated the fact that they don't know the difference between duck feed and chicken feed, or starter feed and laying pellets. It's all food to them. But I want to be sure they are ALL getting proper nutrition for their ages, and that the hens continue laying.Is it possible to combine all these bags? Is there something I could add to the feed so that it's universally appropriate? All advice is welcome. Thank you in advance!
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Finish out the feeds you have, then get a 18-20% Flock Raiser or grower and switch the entire flock to that. Supplement with oyster shells for laying hens.
     
  3. IndyRealtor

    IndyRealtor New Egg

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    thank you!
     

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