More feed questions!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by aineheartsyou, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. aineheartsyou

    aineheartsyou Songster

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    My feed store does not supply any waterfowl feed. their choices are chicken, flock and game bird. I picked up purina flock raiser, will I have to suppliment niacin with this? after two weeks can I mix in some sort of grain to lower the protein and use it as a grower? once my girls are ready for layer will I need to suppliment niacin with layer feed?
     
  2. aineheartsyou

    aineheartsyou Songster

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  3. Eroc1_1

    Eroc1_1 Songster

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    Good questions, but I don't know those answers. I think you would still need to add some niacin to the water or feed.
     
  4. Eroc1_1

    Eroc1_1 Songster

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    Quote:I can't find it now. But I know somewhere someone posted something about a good niacin and a not so good niacin that can be bought at your local pharmacy. Also, I think you could substitute brewers yeast.
     
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  5. TLWR

    TLWR Songster

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    I used flock raiser for the first 3-4 months. I added niacin the first 3 weeks to their water. Around 16 weeks I changed to chicken layer.
     
  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I use game bird feed because I also have quail. I also give them whole grains free choice and they get veggies [​IMG]
     
  7. DuckLover179

    DuckLover179 Waddles & Puddles

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    I'm feeding flock raiser. It has niacin in it. I still (Like TLWR) added niacin in their water, to prevent spraddle leg. I did however read that purina flock raiser makes the birds fat, and causes foot problems, so I will be switching to Mazuri waterfowl starter. You can mix in grain in a few weeks. I mix in a little bit of dry oatmeal with their food, and they love it, but it also helps balance out their diet. [​IMG]
     
  8. aineheartsyou

    aineheartsyou Songster

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    Thanks for the replies. I will have to pick up some niacin today to put in their water
     
  9. *DuckLuvR*

    *DuckLuvR* In the Brooder

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    I have the Mazuri Waterfowl Starter for the first couple of weeks, then I will be adding oats to it. I know you can use gamebird starter the same way and it already has the niacin in it.

    Since we are talking food here. All my ducks are males. What's a good maintenace feed for them? I can get Mazuri Waterfowl Maintenance (expensive but easily gotten), Gamebird Rations, Oats, and of course every feed for chickens.
     
  10. DuckLover179

    DuckLover179 Waddles & Puddles

    Nov 28, 2010
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    *DuckLuvR* :

    I have the Mazuri Waterfowl Starter for the first couple of weeks, then I will be adding oats to it. I know you can use gamebird starter the same way and it already has the niacin in it.

    Since we are talking food here. All my ducks are males. What's a good maintenace feed for them? I can get Mazuri Waterfowl Maintenance (expensive but easily gotten), Gamebird Rations, Oats, and of course every feed for chickens.

    Mazuri (I think) is one of the best brands out there. If you can get Mazuri maitenence, then I would highly recommend it. For laying hens, however they will need layer pellets (Which mazuri does sell). [​IMG] I sometimes put oats in mine.​
     

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