What will the ducks like better?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Trav5787, May 29, 2012.

  1. Trav5787

    Trav5787 In the Brooder

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    So I guess I am going to use the Purina Flock Raiser becasue it is about my only option. The protein is 20%. According to Metzer's website for the age of my ducks I should be at about 14.5% protein.

    Which of these do you think the ducks will like the most in order to cut the protein.


    Wheat, Hard 13.5
    Wheat, Soft 10.8
    Barley 11.5
    Milo-Sorghum 11.0
    Oats 11.0
    Triticale 12.5
    Millet, Pearl 12.0
    Alfalfa Pellets 15.0 ​
     
  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Rolled or crimped oats are a good choice
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    That's what I used. Not the instant, just plain rolled oats. At first, I chopped them up a little, as I was concerned about choking. Yup, overprotective duck mom, here.

    But, hey, no one choked.
     
  4. MamaDuck1

    MamaDuck1 Chirping

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    Another vote for oats here. But, also veggies if thats do-able. Flock raiser is my only option, too.
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing

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    I also vote oats
     
  6. Iain Utah

    Iain Utah Crowing

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    Another vote for rolled oats. A 50lb bag is $12 where I live. Very cost efficient and my ducks love it.
     
  7. Trav5787

    Trav5787 In the Brooder

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    Thank you all. I mixed the oats with the grower and they LOVE it.
     
  8. Missy60

    Missy60 Chirping

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    So I need to add something to the food? I'm feeding mine the Purina flock raiser also. I didn't even look on the bag actually because I have seen it recommended on here a lot if none of the other more costly feed is available. So how much oats would you add to a fifty pound bag of food? So I know this is going to sound dumb but can you get rolled oats at the grocery store? TSC is around an hour away and I have over half a 50 pound bag of feed left.
     
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2012
  9. Trav5787

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