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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by donniedarko, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. donniedarko

    donniedarko Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi All,

    I just wanted to touchbase and see if anyone out there mixes there own feed for a small flock of ducks?

    Currently I buy duck grower finisher at the local feed store, but its been hit and miss for what they have in stock. Also, the price has risen up to $22.00 a bag. A little steep from where it was 2-3 years ago, not complaining, but it does make me question what other options are available when coupled with an inconsistent supply.

    I have the ability to buy a large variety of Chicken feed, oats, wheat, corn ect... So I was looking for how I might be able to mix my own feed.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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  3. donniedarko

    donniedarko Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Miss Lydia,

    I took a look at both links but I wasn't able to find any mixing values or ratios.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I'm sorry Celtic has changed her website and I couldn't find it either. What i am doing is buying wheat, whole oats 7way scratch, split peas and mixing it in a large tote, I use Flock Raiser for my reg feed, I mix the grains and feed half and half and feed, keeping my FR separate till mixed. I can't give you ratios but I'm sure someone can just have to find out who, I'll see what i can find out. you may find some info here..
    http://cottage_rose_birdsnblossoms.webs.com/tipsonraisingwaterfowl.htm
     
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  5. sherrik9

    sherrik9 Out Of The Brooder

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    Here I am again with another silly question. The only split peas I know about are those you use to make soup out of, is this what you are talking about?
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Yes I haven't been able to find them in large quantities I just buy them at the grocery store make sure it's split peas[little green ones] I'm sure you probably know this but they also like frozen peas thawed in some water makes a great treat. and it's not a silly question.
     
  7. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    I did change the site sorry all, in the middle of rewriting the grains section.

    Updated, and will continue to updated it as we go through winter and breeding season. The page can be found here: http://www.celticoaks.com/around-the-farm/feeding/

    its located under the Around the farm tab
     
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  8. donniedarko

    donniedarko Out Of The Brooder

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    Any preference between wheat and oats :)?
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Thanks C looked everywhere but there.
     
  10. Miss Lydia

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    If you can get both and at reasonable prices, why not try them. I use both. I can get 50lb bags of each under 20.00 and mixing them with the 7way makes it go along way.
     

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