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Making your own Duck feed?? Help.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AuroraDoerksen, May 4, 2016.

  1. AuroraDoerksen

    AuroraDoerksen Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 3, 2016
    After buying Storeys Guide to Ducks and being unable to find appropriate duckling grower, I decided to try making my own feed following there directions. However it was not till after spending 150 dollars on feed that I realized how hard it is too find two of the ingredients. Dicalcium Phosphate and Meat and Bone Meal. I was able to find one supplier of meat and bone meal but the smallest quantity they sell is 1000 kg totes. Any suggestions or even alternatives to these ingredients? Also interested in recipes others may use! Thank you!
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC. I'd suggest posting your question on the "duck" forum for advice.

    Best wishes
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    The main problem it seems is acquiring all the ingredients in useable sizes. If you can only buy big amounts of each, the food could be spoiled by the time your number of ducks is able to consume it. I know chicken folks often have the same problem unless they find a mill that will produce it for them.
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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