Friday, June 10, 2011

Duckling Feed

We are fortunate to live in an area that is plentiful with livestock and feed shops.  As we researched options for duck feed, and particularly organic feed, we discovered that the most affordable organic feed available to us is produced right here in Fort Collins at Ranch-Way Feeds.  We can buy it right at the mill, where we’ve already been buying horse feed for several years.  They don’t make waterfowl blends, but we’re combining their turkey starter with chick starter and some oatmeal and a little grit for our ducks’ starter feed.**  That combination was recommended in Storey’s Guide to Raising Ducks, by Holderread, so hopefully that will do the trick.  I suppose we’ll mess around with different combinations as they grow, and do the best we can.  We want to keep them organically fed.

**One part turkey starter, one part chick starter, ½ part oatmeal, with some grit sprinkled on top.

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