limited feed choices, HELP!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by NewChickenMom, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. NewChickenMom

    NewChickenMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well, i only have a TSC store to get my feed from and they have limited choices for my poultry. I have 20% chick starter/grower, 24% chick starter and 16% layer feed. Well, I have four 5 week old banties, i'm getting a duck and gosling today and i have more chicks coming including cornish x's.

    WHAT DO I FEED?? [​IMG]
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I believe you can feed the Dumor brand starter that TSC sells to all birds mentioned. I know for sure you can feed it to chicks, turkey, and ducks. You might need to call them and double check on the goslings. Do you not have a coop feedstore of any kind in your town?
     
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  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Call around. I am sure there has to be somewhere else selling feed. You need a gamebird crumble. No medicated feeds! Ducks need extra niacin to be healthy. After 4 -6 weeks you can switch to a flock raiser. Geese don't feed on insects and bugs - they like to pasture graze so make sure they have fresh grass. I start both my ducks and geese off with the crumbles and they also get a puree of spinach leaves with yogurt thinned with a little water to make it soupy. They LOVE it. After the first week I don't puree it but instead chop it in small bits that float in the water. Lush green grass works as well as the lettuce and spinach.
     
  4. NewChickenMom

    NewChickenMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there's a bomgaars near me that has gamebird feed. will this work? how long do they need to be on crumbles?
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I kept my geese on chick starter and pasture for nearly 8 weeks. You can't go wrong making sure they have plenty of fresh green grass. They seem to me to do best on a good pasture grazing - except they do poop like dogs and it is everywhere. Then I switched them over to Purina Flock Raiser. My ducks are on a starter crumble made by Blue Seal for chick, turkeys, ducklings, goslings and guinea keets. The bag says 3 weeks and change them over to the next feed but my store doesn't carry it. I will wait 4 - 6 weeks then put them on Purina Flock Raiser also. They will also pasture graze like geese. My ducks and geese are for meat so their life will be diferent for the most part compared to those to be kept for Breeding.
     

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