Purina Flock Raiser

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by NewHopePoultry, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    The bag says feed until 18 to 20 weeks. Does Purina make anything to feed after that?
     
  2. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

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    Wouldn't you go to a laying ration at that point?
     
  3. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    I cant find anything by purina for layers besides what they sell for chickens.
    I'm wondering if theres one for ducks
     
  4. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
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    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??)
    Turkey grow/finisher

    These are all by Purina. I 'd wonder if the Layena would be for ducks. It is not more specific.
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    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.
     
  6. NewHopePoultry

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    What would you feed males?
    The website I went to, made it sound like it was only for chickens.
     
  7. xfilesnumber1fan

    xfilesnumber1fan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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...
     
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    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.
     
  9. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  10. NewHopePoultry

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    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.
     

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