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I don't mix the grains in - ducks are smart, they eat what they need.  I offer it free choice because I have a layer feed, and 2 of my 8 ducks are male.  The idea is they will supplement with the grain themselves to even out the higher calcium levels in the layer feed.   I am actually using the old wheat from my food supply, and buying new wheat for my family. 

Learning through living with my 8 ducks -  1 Chocolate Runner, 1 Blue Runner, 1 Fawn and White Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 2 Welsh Harlequins and 2 Pekins
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Learning through living with my 8 ducks -  1 Chocolate Runner, 1 Blue Runner, 1 Fawn and White Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 2 Welsh Harlequins and 2 Pekins
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Originally Posted by SpecialHen View Post
 

I will buy grains and mix in with the feed.  I was just researching that a while ago and wrote down a 'recipe' for them.


You really don't need to do anything fancy. You can cut it even with something as simple as rolled oats like you find in a grocery store. I don't recommend buying it in the grocery store simply because that can be very expensive. If you have a farm/feed store nearby, they usually sell oats in bulk (like really, really large amounts) for hardly anything per pound.

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