Like many other birds, ducks also, for the most part, consume cereals. For them, grain feeds are the basis of all the bases. Such food is well absorbed by the body, it does not bring discomfort and is eaten with great pleasure. In ducks, the digestibility of grain accounts for 80%, while in kuras this figure is only 70%. Cereals are for the most part a source of carbohydrates, to a lesser extent proteins, and form the basis of their diet. Cereals consist of 70% of starches and 15% of proteins. This food is heavy and does not fully satisfy the needs of their body. So, as an option, you can add to their diet a little protein, both vegetable and animal.
Feed for ducks of vegetable origin:
1. Corn. The main advantage is the presence of fiber, about 2.5%. It has a high carbohydrate content, for which it has such high energy values. The most suitable for birds are yellow grains, because they contain vitamin A, due to the content of carotene (an approximate amount of 20 mg.) When feeding with corn, it is also necessary to add various protein compounds of animal origin.
To do this is necessary because corn in its composition has only 8-10% protein, and its protein is inferior, because there is a deficiency in amino acids, lysine, cysteine and tryptophan. Correlation of corn with other forages should be at least 40-50%, the maximum value – 70%, not more. Accordingly, young ducklings should receive this cereal no more than 60%. The ideal percentage is 30-40.
2. Wheat. Forage use is offered forage wheat, i. E. the one that does not go into food use. Protein content is higher than in corn, about 12-14%, but in energy value is less. Wheat contains vitamins of group B and E. Food is started to be added from 10 days. First it should be wheat coarsely. In relation to the rest of the diet of ducks, it accounts for 10-30%. Further, the consumption of wheat in quantity is similar to corn.
3. Barley. It is a food with a high fiber content, which is poorly absorbed by the body. Small ducklings are given chopped barley, initially sifting off the checkered shell. The composition of the diet accounted for 30% of the total volume of the cereal mixture. After a month, the screening of the barley shell can be stopped. Adult individuals are given barley in a sprouted form.
4. Oats. A good cereal with many positive properties, except for the same film shell. The fat content is 4.8%, the protein by 8-15%.
Waste is also suitable for feeding:
1. The cake.
Feed, animal origin:
1. Fish meal.
2. Meat-and-bone meal.
3. Dairy products.
4. Scrap meat.
5. Weed fish.
6. Waste incubation.
Vitamin feed, roots tuber:
1. Various varieties of herbs: nettle, pea, alfalfa, clover.
2. Needles of pine and spruce.
4. Combined silo.
6. Stern cabbage.
8. Sugar beet.
9. Water vegetation.
2. Bone meal.
3. The shell.
4. Table salt.
6. Tricalcium phosphate.
7. Rubble or coarse-grained sand.
Feed for ducks