Raising Ducklings and Goslings


Lauriann Esz, White Crested Ducks

Feed & Nutrition for Ducks And Geese

Following are supplies you can use to start your baby birds. We have chosen the best from several different manufacturers.

It is best to ship the equipment and starter feed at least one week in advance of your birds to ensure the equipment arrives and is set up when the babies arrive. If these are mailed at the same time as the babies, the babies will probably arrive a day or two before any regular boxes as live animals take priority at the post office. We can include the Brooder Thermometer, Poult Pak or five pounds of Waterfowl Starter Feed with your duckling or gosling order. The remaining supplies cannot be included in the chick box with the babies.

If this is your first time raising ducklings or goslings, we recommend you look through our collection of Books.
Many of these will make an excellent reference as you raise your birds.

Waterfowl Nutrition, Duck Feed GroGel Bird Starter

The greatest nutritional needs of newly hatched birds are water, carbohydrates and protein. We have found a product, GroGel, that has been especially formulated to meet these needs. It also aids their immune and gastrointestinal systems. We will prepare it, place it in a plastic trough and attach it to the inside of the box so your birds can eat it during their journey to your home. When your birds arrive, normally all that is left is an empty trough and green droppings. GroGel is a super hydrating gel (sort of like ground up jello) that is bright green to attract the birds and will hold the nutrients and moisture until consumed. This small investment is an excellent way to give your birds a healthy start and helps protect them if there is any delay along the way. We suggest adding this small investment in the your bird's future health at the time of ordering.

For 1-6 Birds, the cost is $.85 per bird. For 7-24 birds, it's $.55 per bird, and for 25 or more birds, the cost is only $.35 per bird.

Order GroGel Bird Starter at checkout.
Waterfowl Nutrition, Duck Feed Happy Hen Treats Tub

10 Ounce Resealable Package

Price: $14.99

Quantity:

Waterfowl Nutrition, Duck Feed 5 Pounds Waterfowl Starter

For those of you that have difficulty finding waterfowl starter feed locally, we offer small bags of the same feed that has been especially formulated for our ducks and geese. A duckling will eat about .5 pounds the first week, and a gosling, about .8 pounds. Be aware that this will add substantially to your postage expense.


Price: $6.25

Quantity:
  10 Pounds Waterfowl Starter


Price: $10.95

Quantity:
Waterfowl Nutrition, Duck Feed Poult Vitamin/Mineral Pack

Our choice of vitamin packs. Besides vitamins, it also contains large amounts of electrolytes and trace minerals. It is wise to use for young or stressed birds - especially if they are moved, their feed is changed, they have been ill or something else has stressed them. One pack is sufficient for 128 gallons of water or 500 pounds of feed. If kept dry, it can be used a little at a time. One half teaspoon is sufficient for 3 gallons of water.

VITAMINLEVELVITAMINLEVEL
Biotin12.5 mgVitamin A1,125,000 IU
Folic Acid105 mgVitamin B122.5 mg
Niacinamide7500 mgVitamin C2500 mg
d-Calcium Panothenic Acid3125 mgVitamin D3750,000 IU
Pyridoxine HCI (vitamin B6)500 mgVitamin E3750 IU
Ribofalvin7500 mgVitamin K1000 mg
Thiamine HCI500 mg  

Price: $4.95

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