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Frazers Poultry Mix?

Has anyone used this for ducks?

I was given this by my normal supplier and the usual stuff supplied is pellets.

The Frazers looks impressive, but the ducks don't seem too enthusiastic about the seemingly healthy, varied mix of seeds etc.

I am just doing what I did with the pellets and feeding them at night when I put them in after a good daytime forage, I give them a few scoops dry with plenty of water available for them to make the place a sodden mess.

Anyway I think I will try mixing a small amount with the pellets in the hope it will get used. I could cook it like I do with the root vegetables, but boiling up 50kg would be a might expensive.

I must say it seems odd that something sold specifically for poultry isn't met with more enthusiasm, in particular as the kwackers are totally impartial as to what they eat normally.

I would be interested about others experience. I cannot see it listed on the company website that the bag refers to, but I am kind of intrigued that something that looks so bird seedy like, isn't eaten instantly.

kwackers
Sunday, November 28th, 2021

I never heard of it. Probably because we kept hens for a good few years before we got the ducks ours have always had to make do with the hen layers pellets. I did notice though from the start that they were never really interested in the morning feed all they wanted to do was get out and go dabbling in the mud! So we like you give them their main feed at night. For ducks I read that that can be half corn and half pellets. They always have a big washing up bowl of water in their run as well. Is your new food all grain and is it specifically for ducks?

Joseph lawler
Sunday, November 28th, 2021

Maybe that's where I went wrong. I just asked for "layers" feed.
It isn't all grain, it has a few other items and a lot of sunflower seeds too.

I have just this minute put them in for the night, I dropped an estimated 90% pellet / Frazers mix on top of the 3/4 full container left from yesterday and things look promising, they tore into it. Last night they were all set to come back out after a quick survey of the feed.

I might dilute the feed down with pellets and use the other bag for the wild birds. There are some things that look like crushed, dried extremely small potatoes that might not be too digestible, but everything else looks very bird friendly.

kwackers
Sunday, November 28th, 2021

Was just looking that up ...is it a white bag with " exhibition poultry written on it?

Joseph lawler
Sunday, November 28th, 2021

A white bag yes but "Poultry Mix" was all the logo said.
It's followed by a list of ingredients.

You have done a better job than yours truly, I could only find what looked like various types of bird seed on their webpages.

I have taken note of the ingredients as printed on the bag:
Alfalfa grass
Striped sunflower
Wheat
Flaked maize
Kibbled maize
Kibbled peas
Mixed grit
Naked oats,
Peas & beans
Red Dari
Safflower.

I don't know if the order is by quantity, but that is the sequence on the bag

Also
Protein 13.2%
Oil 4.5%
Fibre 4.2%
Ash 2.5%

Many thanks for taking an interest incidentally, I should have been more specific when I asked for the feed. Had I have done so the problem wouldn't arise.

kwackers
Sunday, November 28th, 2021

Yes sounds like they do a lot of bird and pigeon food. A great amount of fancy grains etc. but I don't think the ducks would be over impressed. You could end up just feeding the rats! We use whole wheat to mix with the layers pellets and that seems to suit them fine.

Joseph lawler
Sunday, November 28th, 2021

Thanks, I will try that.
Can I ask you what proportion?

Is it generally available, I tried a search for it in Kerry, but didn't come up with a supplier.

Feeding the rats does worry me, the pellets do go into the ducks, but this seedy type stuff is spread far and wide.

Thanks!

kwackers
Sunday, November 28th, 2021

We use half and half and it's gobbled up when they are put in at night. Whole wheat is readily available at all the Glanbia and grain suppliers.

Joseph lawler
Sunday, November 28th, 2021

Many thanks for your help.
I'm sure the kwackers will be happy too!

kwackers
Sunday, November 28th, 2021

As an update, I have been mixing the feed for a week now. The kwackers have done a remarkable job of separating the seed mix out and they only ate the pellets.

The wild birds might do well out of this!

kwackers
Sunday, December 5th, 2021

The wild birds will probably love it especially in this weather. Ducks because of the shape of their bill are not great at picking up small bits like hens.

Joseph lawler
Sunday, December 5th, 2021


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