I want to drop the protein in the food here so

Going Quackers

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Which would be my better route.. current % sits at 18% i'd like to go to 16% sounds a better all round choice for the birds. Do i cut the 18% with oats or do i just get a poultry feed with 16%, the duck grower & flock raisers here are 18% cannot get a thing lower unless i get out of those...

I did get a small pack of whole oats yesterday but not sure they like the idea plus that gives more feed to buy. According to the chart on Metzers i'd need 22lbs to cut my 55lbs of 18% down.

Thoughts???
 

Speceider

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I am not a fan of using oats to cut protein. You're also altering the metabolizable energy and everything else so you don't know what they are actually getting.....cut ME too much and they'll eat more and may get more protein....

Clint
 

Going Quackers

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Storey's guide to ducks is where i got the info on cutting with oats, that seems to be his recommendation. I need to get to the feed store, to read the label of the food that is 16% to see if it's even suitable for ducks.
 

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