For ducks, geese

Ration of geese and ducks

Unlike other domestic poultry, the body of waterfowl has its own characteristics. Thus, the developed musculature of geese’s stomach allows them to absorb 50% more fiber than the rest of the family. And thanks to the peculiarities of ducks intestines, their metabolism takes place much more intensively than in chickens and geese. Therefore, the formation of balanced ration of these birds should be approached in an appropriate way.

For geese and ducks that are grown industrially, both dry and combined feeds are suitable. The optimal feed for ducks and geese can be found in the assortment of the brand «Feed&Life» products.

Feed composition for geese and ducks

The question that arises in the first place for farmers is how much fodder is needed for ducks. The composition of feed for ducks in adulthood should include the following components in such proportions:

  • grain feeds - 60-75%;
  • schrots - 5-10%;
  • herbal flour - 5-10%;
  • mineral fodder - 4-6%;
  • fodder yeast - 3-4%;
  • animal origin feeds - 2-4%.

Those who are interested in how much feed the geese need, experts advise to adhere to the volume of combined fodder in 330 grams per day.

Feeding regime of geese and ducks

The actual consumption of geese and ducks combined fodder is determined on the basis of age groups, which there are three:

  • 1-3 weeks;
  • 4-8 weeks;
  • 9-26 weeks.

Young ducks aged 1-3 weeks are fed a granulated fodder with a diameter of 2-3 mm, geese - 2-4 mm up to 6 times a day. Poultry older than 3 weeks are transferred to the ducks feed 5-6 mm in diameter, geese - 4-8 mm.

At different age stages the norms of geese and ducks feed are controlled by such indicators as live weight, productivity, quality and egg-laying.

It is important to remember that the energy of geese feed can’t be sharply increased or reduced in the breeding season.

Compound feeds

Geese

SCHEME OF GEESE FEEDING WITH THE COMPOUND ANIMAL FEEDSTUFF OF FEED&LIFE TRADEMARK.

Characteristics

PK 30 - 1

PK 31 - 1

PK 31 - 2

start

grower

finish

Live weight (g)

100 - 1005

1080 - 3485

3570 - 4520

Age (days)

0 - 3

4 - 7

8 - 9

Daily average rate of compound animal feedstuff (kg per beast)

79,00

287,00

338,00

Compound animal feedstuff consumption over the period of fattening (kg per beast)

1,659

8,036

4,732

Daily average gain (g)

43,10

69,08

70,16

Feedstuff requirement per piece (gain)

1,83

2,87

3,27

QUALITATIVE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE COMPOUND ANIMAL FEEDSTUFF FOR GEESE

Qualitative characteristics

UoM

PK 30 - 1

PK 31 - 1

PK 31 - 2

PK 32 - 1

PK 32 - 2

start , from 0 to 3 weeks

grower , from 4 to 7 weeks

finish, from 8 to 26 weeks

production period

non-production period

Available energy

Kcal/kg

2800,00

2800,00

2600,00

2600,00

2500,00

Crude protein

%

20,00

18,00

14,00

16,00

14,00

Crude fiber

%

5,00

6,00

10,50

8,00

10,00

Amino acids, total content

Lysine

%

1,00

0,90

0,70

0,72

0,63

Methionine

%

0,50

0,45

0,35

0,34

0,30

Methionine + Cystine

%

0,80

0,70

0,55

0,65

0,55

Threonine

%

0,61

0,55

0,43

0,42

0,46

Tryptophane

%

0,22

0,20

0,16

0,18

0,16

                                       Mineral substances

 

Calcium

%

1,20

1,20

1,60

2,20

1,60

Available phosphorus

%

0,50

0,52

0,45

0,45

0,40

Natrium (Na)

%

0,30

0,30

0,30

0,30

0,30

Chlorine (Cl)

%

0,29

0,30

0,33

0,33

0,33

Vitamins and minor (nutrient) elements

Vitamin A (thiamin)

IU

15000,00

15000,00

15000,00

15000,00

15000,00

Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)

IU

4800,00

4800,00

4800,00

4800,00

4800,00

Vitamin Е (tocopherol)

mg/kg

37,50

37,50

37,50

37,50

37,50

Vitamin К3 (menadione)

mg/kg

3,00

3,00

3,00

3,00

3,00

Vitamin B1 (thiamine)

mg/kg

2,40

2,40

2,40

2,40

2,40

Vitamin B2 (antineuritic vitamin)

mg/kg

7,50

7,50

7,50

7,50

7,50

Vitamin В6 (pyridoxine)

mg/kg

4,50

4,50

4,50

4,50

4,50

Vitamin В12 (animal protein factor)

mg/kg

0,02

0,02

0,02

0,02

0,02

Vitamin В5 (pantothenic acid)

mg/kg

45,00

45,00

45,00

45,00

45,00

Vitamin В3 (nicotinic acid)

mg/kg

18,00

18,00

18,00

18,00

18,00

Vitamin В9 (folic acid)

mg/kg

0,75

0,75

0,75

0,75

0,75

Vitamin В4 (adenine)

mg/kg

400,00

400,00

400,00

400,00

400,00

Vitamin Н2 (biotin)

mg/kg

0,15

0,15

0,15

0,15

0,15

Copper

mg/kg

10,00

10,00

10,00

10,00

10,00

Manganese

mg/kg

75,00

75,00

75,00

75,00

75,00

Zinc

mg/kg

50,00

50,00

50,00

50,00

50,00

Ferrum

mg/kg

100,00

100,00

100,00

100,00

100,00

Iodine

mg/kg

1,00

1,00

1,00

1,00

1,00

Cobalt

mg/kg

0,50

0,50

0,50

0,50

0,50

Selenium

mg/kg

0,25

0,25

0,25

0,25

0,25

Ferment (multi-enzyme)

added

added

added

added

added

Anti-oxidant

added

added

added

added

added

Acidifying agent

added

added

added

added

added

Phytase

added

added

added

added

added

Antibacterial complex

added

added

added

added

added

Biocatalyst of ferments (complex)

added

added

added

added

added

Coccidiostat

added

added

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Ducks

SCHEME OF DUCKS’ FEEDING WITH THE COMPOUND ANIMAL FEEDSTUFF OF FEED&LIFE TRADEMARK.

Characteristics

PK 21 - 1

PK 22 - 1

PK 23 - 2

start

grower

finish

Live weight (g)

55 - 820

885 - 3060

3060 - 3580

Age (days)

0 - 3

4 - 7

8

Daily average rate of compound animal feedstuff (kg per beast)

75,00

222,00

254,00

Compound animal feedstuff consumption over the period of fattening (kg per beast)

1,575

6,216

1,778

Daily average gain (g)

36,43

61,33

62,95

Feedstuff requirement per piece (gain)

2,06

2,59

2,71

QUALITATIVE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE COMPOUND ANIMAL FEEDSTUFF FOR DUCKS

Qualitative characteristics

UoM

PK 21 - 1

PK 22 - 1

PK 23 - 1

PK 20 - 1

start , from 0 to 3 weeks

grower , from 4 to 7 weeks

finish , from 8 to 26 weeks

production period

Available energy

Kcal/kg

2800,00

2900,00

2600,00

2650,00

Crude protein

%

18,00

16,00

14,00

16,00

Crude fiber

%

6,00

6,00

10,00

7,00

Amino acids, total content

Lysine

%

1,00

0,89

0,78

0,70

Methionine

%

0,45

0,40

0,35

0,30

Methionine + Cystine

%

0,70

0,70

0,60

0,60

Threonine

%

0,55

0,49

0,43

0,50

Tryptophane

%

0,20

0,18

0,16

0,17

Mineral substances

Calcium

%

1,20

1,20

1,60

2,50

Available phosphorus

%

0,50

0,50

0,45

0,40

Natrium (Na)

%

0,30

0,30

0,30

0,30

Chlorine (Cl)

%

0,29

0,30

0,33

0,30

Vitamins and minor (nutrient) elements

Vitamin A (thiamin)

IU

15000,00

15000,00

15000,00

15000,00

Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)

IU

4800,00

4800,00

4800,00

4800,00

Vitamin Е (tocopherol)

mg/kg

37,50

37,50

37,50

37,50

Vitamin К3 (menadione)

mg/kg

3,00

3,00

3,00

3,00

Vitamin B1 (thiamine)

mg/kg

2,40

2,40

2,40

2,40

Vitamin B2 (antineuritic vitamin)

mg/kg

7,50

7,50

7,50

7,50

Vitamin В6 (pyridoxine)

mg/kg

4,50

4,50

4,50

4,50

Vitamin В12 (animal protein factor)

mg/kg

0,02

0,02

0,02

0,02

Vitamin В5 (pantothenic acid)

mg/kg

45,00

45,00

45,00

45,00

Vitamin В3 (nicotinic acid)

mg/kg

18,00

18,00

18,00

18,00

Vitamin В9 (folic acid)

mg/kg

0,75

0,75

0,75

0,75

Vitamin В4 (adenine)

mg/kg

400,00

400,00

400,00

400,00

Vitamin Н2 (biotin)

mg/kg

0,15

0,15

0,15

0,15

Copper

mg/kg

10,00

10,00

10,00

10,00

Manganese

mg/kg

75,00

75,00

75,00

75,00

Zinc

mg/kg

50,00

50,00

50,00

50,00

Ferrum

mg/kg

100,00

100,00

100,00

100,00

Iodine

mg/kg

1,00

1,00

1,00

1,00

Cobalt

mg/kg

0,50

0,50

0,50

0,50

Selenium

mg/kg

0,25

0,25

0,25

0,25

Ferment (multi-enzyme)

added

added

added

added

Anti-oxidant

added

added

added

added

Acidifying agent

added

added

added

added

Phytase

added

added

added

added

Antibacterial complex

added

added

added

added

Biocatalyst of ferments (complex)

added

added

added

added

Coccidiostat

added

added

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Premixes

PREMIXES FOR WATER FOWL, QUALITATIVE CHARACTERISTICS

Qualitative characteristics

UoM

GEESE

DUCKS

Parent flock

3%

5%

GR 320301

KRU 20100013

Available energy

Kcal/kg

1620,00

3000,00

Crude protein

%

26,00

30,00

Crude fiber

%

1,30

1,20

Amino acids, total content

Lysine

%

8,53

8,00

Methionine

%

4,83

2,10

Methionine + Cystine

%

4,98

2,40

Threonine

%

3,06

1,60

Mineral substances

Calcium

%

11,40

9,70

Available phosphorus

%

1,70

4,00

Natrium (Na)

%

3,40

3,30

Chlorine (Cl)

%

5,00

3,90

Vitamins and minor (nutrient) elements

Vitamin A (thiamin)

IU

406250,00

300000,00

Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)

IU

162500,00

96000,00

Vitamin Е (tocopherol)

mg/kg

3262,00

1050,00

Vitamin К3 (menadione)

mg/kg

-----

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Vitamin B1 (thiamine)

mg/kg

-----

-----

Vitamin B2 (antineuritic vitamin)

mg/kg

-----

-----

Vitamin В6 (pyridoxine)

mg/kg

-----

-----

Vitamin В12 (animal protein factor)

mg/kg

-----

-----

Vitamin В5 (pantothenic acid)

mg/kg

-----

-----

Vitamin В3 (nicotinic acid)

mg/kg

-----

-----

Vitamin В9 (folic acid)

mg/kg

-----

-----

Vitamin В4 (adenine)

mg/kg

13800,00

12000,00

Vitamin Н2 (biotin)

mg/kg

-----

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Copper

mg/kg

270,00

200,00

Manganese

mg/kg

2025,00

1500,00

Zinc

mg/kg

1350,00

1000,00

Ferrum

mg/kg

2700,00

2000,00

Iodine

mg/kg

27,00

20,00

Cobalt

mg/kg

13,50

10,00

Selenium

mg/kg

6,75

5,00

Phytase units

FTY

16667,00

350,00

Ferment (multi-enzyme)

added

added

Anti-oxidant

added

added

Biocatalyst of ferments (complex)

added

added

Coccidiostat

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