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I have 6 ducklings and 8 chicks I picked up yesterday. I am brooding them together, my question is the flock raiser is safe for the baby pullets? I know the niacin is sufficient in the flock raiser for the ducks, but is the protein too high for the chicks?

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I use flock raiser when brooding my turkeys and chicks together. It's just fine for your chicks.
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What is the protein percentage?

18, 20, 22 are all ok for young chicks. 24-28 is too high.

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What is the protein percentage?
18, 20, 22 are all ok for young chicks. 24-28 is too high.


Its Purina flock raiser so it's 20%, I felt pretty good about it but just wanted to double check,I was really surprised the ducks used the poultry nipples. I did put the gallon waterer in but the water system was already in place. Sooo
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20% for the chicks will be fine up to about 8-10 weeks.

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Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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20% for the chicks will be fine up to about 8-10 weeks.


Then should they have a grower? 16-18%?
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They can go with 18% grower for their entire life.

Ideally, 18% would be good for up to about 15 weeks when they can be cut back to 16%. None of this is set in stone.

The younger the bird, the more protein. As they mature, they're better off with less protein.

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Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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They can go with 18% grower for their entire life.
Ideally, 18% would be good for up to about 15 weeks when they can be cut back to 16%. None of this is set in stone.
The younger the bird, the more protein. As they mature, they're better off with less protein.


Thanks for the information! I feel better now.
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