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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by NewHopePoultry, Apr 29, 2009.
The bag says feed until 18 to 20 weeks. Does Purina make anything to feed after that?
Wouldn't you go to a laying ration at that point?
I cant find anything by purina for layers besides what they sell for chickens.
I'm wondering if theres one for ducks
at the feed store near me they carry:
Start/grow for chicks
Flock raiser for chicks,turkeys ducks and geese
Layena for "top producing laying birds"(all laying birds??)
These are all by Purina. I 'd wonder if the Layena would be for ducks. It is not more specific.
Yes, even for ducks you would feed them the layena after they start laying. I believe the purina feed website recommends feeding layena to all birds that are laying or of laying age, no matter what species.
What would you feed males?
The website I went to, made it sound like it was only for chickens.
I feed Dumor Chick/Duck starter and then finisher...Then my ducks go to multi-flock game bird...I dont feed layer pellets because I have boys...I give a dish of oyster shells for the girls and the boys wont touch it...
Quote:You could just keep two pans out, one with layena and one with flock raiser, or you can just offer oyster shell in a seperate dish, and skip the layer all together. I don't think layena harms the males, I know a lot of people that feed it to their entire flocks (chickens) with no ill effects.
To my knowledge Muzuri is the only brand that makes a waterfowl maintenance and breeder formula but Iits just too stinkin' expensive iof you have more than a couple birds.
I use Purina Layena for my adult ducks and geese
although I'm not thrilled with the soy protein source.
Wish I could find a meat based layer formula especially fro my ducks and chickens.
So it would be ok if I fed Purina Layena to my males? I dont want to harm them or end up buying all different kinds of feed.