Nutritional Requirements - Ducks vs Chickens

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by casportpony, Aug 18, 2018.

  1. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

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    Mazuri is said to be the best of the duck feeds, here is their starter:
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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

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  3. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Following...Should be interesting I'm sure...;)...:frow
     
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  4. TSOWOATNKC

    TSOWOATNKC Songster

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    The thing that seems to largely be in debate after Niacin is the relatively high protein in All Flock Feed. I don't understand the hullabaloo about that. I understand that ducks don't *need* high protein, but I don't see how a bit extra is necessarily bad enough that some will declare that you shouldn't use an all flock because it's too high in protein.

    With that said, All Flock still has less protein than Game Bird as far as I've seen.
     
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  5. Abraeri

    Abraeri Songster

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    Would be nice if we could see how they compare to each other instead of having to find each value on two charts... following
     
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  6. Abraeri

    Abraeri Songster

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    I guess for ducklings you shouldn't give too high protein to prevent angel wing but for adults :idunno
     
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  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    If I were so darn lazy I would make a chart, lol.
     
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  8. TSOWOATNKC

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    That seems like picking for nits before you see them to me. Use flock raiser with a bit higher protein at 20% because maybe protein causes angel wing, or chick grower and need to add niacin at 16-18%.
     
  9. Abraeri

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    hahaha same lol
     
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    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    :pop
     

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