Purina Game Bird Chow safe for muscovies? (pics inside!)

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  1. Lugh

    Lugh Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all--

    Did a forum search and couldn't find an answer-- my local feed store suggested I move on from the Purina Game Bird Flock Raiser feed that I was giving to my 4.5 month old muscovies to Game Bird Chow - Growth and Plumage. I've been feeding it to them for a few days and they seem to love it, but it has some hard corn in it that isn't cracked and I'm worried it might cause problems or become stuck. Should their gizzards be able to handle this or am I asking for trouble?

    Any advice is much appreciated.
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  2. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What protein level is it? Seems like a game bird feed would be too high in protein and cause angel wing. I feed mine purina flock raiser and they do great.
     
  3. PalmRoyal

    PalmRoyal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Muscovies love their corn and eat it very readily. Mine are also fed around 18% protein and love it. So far I have not had any problems with them, however 14 hour out of the day, my ducks free range and one hour of the day, they eat up their grains and everything I give them.
     
  4. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Ducks can definitely eat whole grains especially Muscovy, mine have access to whole corn. I do ensure my birds have grit even though they free range. As for the feed itself, i would need details on it.. can you post the tag info?
     
  5. Lugh

    Lugh Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the responses all. This is rather irritating to me since what I bought at the feed store isn't even listed on the Purina website, nor does the back of the darned package mention what's inside the package. Check out the pics.

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    Last edited: Aug 14, 2014
  6. Quackers Mama

    Quackers Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Lugh

    Lugh Out Of The Brooder

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    I know it's not the startena because the startena is a uniform crumble feed that doesn't have cracked corn, seeds, or anything else like that in there. I believe this one is called "Game Bird Blend" which is 14% protein.

    Regardless, really crappy labeling on the bag.
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Just to have peace of mind contact Purina I have emailed them before and they are very good at getting back to you. I do give whole corn to my flock of chickens/ducks/geese they all love it as a treat. I use Purina flock raiser as feed.
     
  9. Quackers Mama

    Quackers Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All these feeds give me a headache lol.
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Especially if your allergic to them [​IMG] I really like Flock Raiser I start my ducklings from hatch on it and they stay on it till old age and pass away. I have 3 that have eaten it 0ver 10 yrs now.
     

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