Will deer eat horse feed?
Horse feeds, especially textured feeds such as grain mixes, will be too high in soluble (starchy) carbohydrates for deer, inviting problems with acidosis and founder.
Will deer eat alfalfa pellets?
Deer can starve from eating food that they cannot digest. A diet of about 25 percent corn and 75 percent second-cut alfalfa has had some success in the Upper Peninsula. Feed pellets are generally recommended for those who insist on feeding deer, as long as the pellets remain in good condition.
What is the best thing to feed deer?
The best food for deer feeders is called pellets, made with a deer’s entire body’s nutrition in mind. You will not have to worry about accidentally feeding the deer something that is not good for them or might cause a bad case of indigestion if you only provide the deer pellets explicitly manufactured for deer.
Will deer eat Quaker Oats?
If formulated deer food mixtures are unavailable, oats are the next best supplemental food for deer. Oats provide deer with a healthy mixture of fiber and carbohydrates without disrupting their digestive system. Therefore, it is safe to feed deer these fruits.
Do deer like apples or corn better?
Apples attract deer, in which are going to pull the bucks. As for bucks like them only. NO way, they all like them, but I wouldnt say they like them more than corn. If you put corn and apples together in a bait pile, the apples will be eaten by deer first, then the corn.
What kind of feed does a deer eat?
Deer will eat sweet feed like horse a mule feed. But don’t put it in a feeder that uses a timer and spinner to throw the feed out.
Is it wrong to feed deer hay during the winter?
For anyone who didn’t see the comments on the last post, Douglas asked:Biologists have stated that it is wrong to feed deer hay and grain during the hard winter months because they are in browsing mode and do not have the correct bacteria in their digestive tracts to digest the grain and hay.
Is it OK to feed a sheep to a deer?
Sheep are very intolerant of dietary copper, so sheep feeds and, traditionally, most goat feeds, contain very low levels of copper. They are also usually lower in protein than what deer will need. Deer, and elk, both have fairly high copper requirements.
What foods should not be fed to deer?
Horse feeds, especially textured feeds such as grain mixes, will be too high in soluble (starchy) carbohydrates for deer, inviting problems with acidosis and founder. The protein level also will not be high enough to provide for maximal antler growth.