What To Feed Baby Geese

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  1. silkie1472

    silkie1472 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made a trip to my local feed store today to pick up my poultry feed as usual. As I'm planning to hatch some turkeys and geese soon, I got medicated chick starter for my chicks, and non medicated game bird feed fire the soon to be poults and geese. Does this sound okay, or should I have gotten something different?
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Game bird feed likely has too much protein for the ducks and geese. Too much protein causes angel wing. You can feed them either Flock Raiser, or chick starter/grower with added niacin.
     
  3. ragnarok100

    ragnarok100 Out Of The Brooder

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    About how much niacin should be added? And...is that the same thing as Brewer's yeast?
     
  4. silkie1472

    silkie1472 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, what I am planning to do is let them forage most of the time as it is what they do in the wild. The game bird feed will be offered occasionally and I'll get a different food as well.
     
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    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Yes, Brewer's yeast is a supplement that is most commonly used to add niacin to the feed. Or you can use Poultry Nutri Drench in the water and just follow the directions on the bottle for the dosing.
     

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