I have made a gluten free duck feed would anyone be interested

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ALaughInHerEye, May 16, 2016.

  1. ALaughInHerEye

    ALaughInHerEye Out Of The Brooder

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    I have celiac and I was having severe skin reactions to the feed and so I consulted a few different specialists and formulated a duck feed.

    It contains
    Whole oats that I cracked myself
    wild bird seed fruit and nut blend
    Alfalfa
    Black Oil Sunflower seeds that I cracked myself
    Meal worms
    Safflower seeds that are slightly cracked/ bruised for more ready fermentation
    Kelp meal
    Millet
    Grit
    Oyster shell
    With added Vitamins and electrolytes with probiotics

    I then ferment it. I bruised/cracked the harder seeds because it makes the nutrients more ready for fermentation and it makes it easier for the ducks to eat. That way there is less waste. It's about 18% protein and I add meal worms on top for the young ones to make it reach their optimum 20%. Sometimes I also supplement with fish. They love fish. It's also 16.9% crude fat and 21% crude fiber.

    I am currently trying to figure out if there is a way to easily dry the fermented mash for easier storage and possibly to ship/sell to people.

    I also have a formula for the baby ducks that I have. If anyone is interested.
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2016
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  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    This is very helpful!

    I am not sure what all the forum guidelines are - I know there is a buy-sell-trade forum...

    I also know that there are people very interested in alternatives to what is currently available on the market.

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    Welcome to the Duck Forum!
     
  3. ALaughInHerEye

    ALaughInHerEye Out Of The Brooder

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    I am purchasing a dehydrator to make the fermented feed last longer. I'm following the protocol for dehydrating fermented granola, so it should have all of the beneficial nutrients still intact. Raw dry ingredients cost me about $1.03/lb. My nearly full grown drake eats 1-2 cups wet mash a day. Also, they are pooping a lot less and it is more solid.my sickly duck, Sebastian, is getting full feathers and is much calmer and more curious since the feed switch.
     
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  4. appleaday

    appleaday New Egg

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    If You've found a way to ship/sell it, I'd be interested. I am allergic to gluten and have no time to make my own feed for my ducks.
     

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