Poultry Nutrition: Making Your Own Waterfowl Ration (ONLINE WORKSHOP)
Are you concerned about meeting the nutritional needs of your geese and ducks? Both need excellent nutrition to make delicious, nutrient dense eggs or meat. Many poultry keepers rely on pelleted feeds most of which don't meet optimal nutrient requirements. Keepers often find when they feed scratch mixes that birds will ignore many of the grains and seeds use in these mixes. Can we do better? Yes, and for a lower cost too.
This short online course shows you how to make a balanced and highly nutritious feed or ration for your waterfowl cheaply and efficiently. Your fowls get the best feed possible, a mash based on formulea used by farmers for years to make farm based feed rations, prior to processed pelleted feeds, and you get delicious nutrition packed eggs and meat.
We will show you how to simply make your own adult waterfowl mash from easily purchased ingredients at reasonable cost and minimum effort. Our bespoke waterfowl mash only requires ingredients commonly available at Rural or Stock Feed stores.
This mash currently feeds the Cape Barren geese, ducks and swans at the Canberra Zoo.
Principal Educator, Wynlen House Learning Centre: Helen M Lynch, BA, DipEdStud, MEdAdmin, PostGOEd, CertIV TAE. Helen is a qualified & experienced educator from the TAFE and University Sector.
Principle Farmer, Wynlen House: Bronwyn M Richards. Bronwyn runs Wynlen House slow food farm, one of SE Australia's most successful urban micro farms, managing vegetable and poultry production since 2006.
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The course is designed using text and video to take you, step by step, through making your own layer mash. The course is presented on CANVAS, a learning management system designed to take learner engagement to the next level. Be in touch with your fellow students and facilitator, ask and answer questions, trusted experts to answer your questions.