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Is flock raiser or layena ok for duck food

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by eggcited2, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. eggcited2

    eggcited2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I came home with two ducks and don't have just duck food. I have been feeding layena and flock raiser to all my chicken and turkeys. Is that ok to also use for the ducks? They are not babies, hatched this spring.

    I also put out some cracked oats.
     
  2. ChickInDelight

    ChickInDelight Never an Empty Nest

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    Flockraiser is for everyone (according to my feed store).
     
  3. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Flock raiser can be fed to multiple fowl. Next time to go buy feed ask your store if they can get the Purena duck feed, or the Mazuri waterfowl feed in for you. We offer the Mazuri feed to our ducks and geese at bedtime away from the chickens.
     
  4. jaycee

    jaycee Out Of The Brooder

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    Flockraiser is good for ducks, thats what I feed my girls. Just be sure you supplement it with some oyster shell for laying. I read that advice somewhere, perhaps here, from a representative of the company that produces it.
     
  5. GrannyCarol

    GrannyCarol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ducklings need extra niacin (I use brewer's or nutritional yeast) to grow properly, but otherwise are fine on either Purina product. That's what I usually feed.
     
  6. eggcited2

    eggcited2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Both of my ducks are drakes, so would I still need to put out oyster shells. Or is that only for birds that lay eggs?
     
  7. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Both of my ducks are drakes, so would I still need to put out oyster shells. Or is that only for birds that lay eggs?

    If they are both boys, then no need for oster shell.
     
  8. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I too was wondering if I needed to do something different to get my ducks laying. I have pekins and muscovies along with 2 female mallards...this year the muscovies layed and hatch loads of babies and ate corn. Once the babies hatched I started feeding them all game bird un-medicated starter. Well now babies are grown and I am feeding corn and NINE of them are laying. What do I need to do?
     
  9. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    Anyone??? What should I be feeding my ducks to make them lay?
     
  10. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    Chicken layer pellets is all I use for my adult ducks, various species. That will get them laying although some species just lay in the spring.
     

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