Homemade chicken/duck feed recipe
I am a Denver urban gardener and now duck-keeper, searching (everywhere!) for a recipe for a balanced, nutritionally-complete recipe for chicken feed (chicken feed works for ducks if you supplement with niacin). There are some recipes on blogs using whole-wheat, oats, barley, sunflower seeds, and peas as well as kelp meal for trace elements, but these are non-academic sources and I would prefer it if I could find a recipe formulated by poultry scientists. I have sheets listing the nutrtional requirements of ducks at different ages in terms of protein, fat, carbs, and a long list of macro and micronutrients, but this does not help me put together ingredients that supply them. I have been feeding an organic, complete feed made by “Scratch and Peck” which is excellent, but I’m afraid it’s going to make for very expensive eggs. I’d prefer to source ingredients locally and mix my own to make my
Denver County Colorado
Here is another resource that could be helpful.