duck feed

  1. L

    Anise for ducks?

    Hi all. I read on the duck treat/food list that ducks can have Calf Manna which is flavored with anise b/c ducks, etc find that very tasty. I have a mallard that was rehabbed and released back in the area where he was injured. He was released 5 1/2 wks ago and we take him a snack once or twice a...
  2. Maddog_photog

    9-week Duck feed - too much Protein?

    At the behest of a BYC user, I got Purina Duck pellets. They are 19% crude protein. Is this too much for my 9 week old Pekins? Will they begin to develop Angel Wing, or has that time passed? If it is too much, I can cut it with uncooked oatmeal. I also add an additional 2 TBSP of Brewer’s Yeast...
  3. Mimi13

    Kalmbach Feed - Any Reviews?

    I have had chickens for 4 years now and I have always fed them Purina. To begin with I fed Layena when I only had layers and then switched to Flock Raiser once I had a mixed flock (age & gender). I have ducklings and have been feeding them Purina Duck Feed (pellets that I grind up a bit for...
  4. DuckMama9

    Where to get Organic Duck Food???

    Can anyone tell me where to get Organic Duck Pellets? Local feed store carries only chicken feed, not ducks and the only pellets they carry is chicken layer pellets. Is there an organic maintainer pellet somewhere I can order? Is it bad to give them chicken layer pellets even when they aren’t...
  5. G

    Plants along lakeshore for waterfowl

    Our private 55 acre lake in Carrollton, GA 30117 is heavily forested, but doesn’t provide much in the way of food for wildlife. Any suggestions on plants, trees, or seed mixes for encourage waterfowl habitat would be much appreciated.
  6. Fairywoodducks

    Dehydrating wet feed

    Hey all! With the freezing cold this past week the duck crumble will freeze up as they eat and drink. This has caused a lot of wet food and I'm going through a ton if it! I had a thought about putting the wet feed in the oven at its lowest temp (170° I think) and drying it out. Will this harm...
  7. Lynxfire

    Question on Favorite Commercial Feed

    Our eleven Pekin Ducks just turned eleven weeks old! We have read all on the real food treats but we were wondering what brands of commercial feed people like once they reach 18 weeks or older. One has a drake feather already so we don't know the ratio on male / female but it seams like feed...
  8. F

    New Member From Queensland, Australia

    G'day all I have been raising poultry of one type or another for over a decade. Mainly just backyard stuff as I've mostly lived on smallish town blocks. I particularly like raising egg laying ducks like Khaki Campbells but currently have a few bantam chickens. I am particularly interested and...
  9. muscovy573

    Duckling Feed Question??

    Hey all, First off the ducklings are all doing great! The ones in the pen are LOVING the grass and area to run around in. The other little ones are eating like crazy and growing so fast! Now to my question: When do I need to convert the big guys to a different feed? They are still on chick...
  10. carlyducks

    Can ducks eat scratch grain?

    Can ducks eat this? If so, what is the purpose? There are sunflower seeds in it, is that safe for ducks? I'm looking for something new to expand my duck's diet to give them something different along with their usual crumble feed! :) thanks...
  11. muscovy573

    Duck Feed Questions

    HEY ALL, So as of yesterday I am officially a proud step-dad to some ducklings! Momma did a fantastic job sitting and now mothering! Super excited for this new journey. Anyways, as I was picking up some starter feed, I realized the store I was in had some organic feed. After seeing the price...
  12. goreybabe

    Drakes only flock question

    Hi everyone. We have group of 3 Indian Runner drakes (6 months old) that free range in our backyard during the day. They forage a lot, but I also put out feed for them. The chickens eat their food as well. I was reading that it is okay for ducks to eat chicken feed if you supplement with Niacin...
  13. gingerviolinist

    Duck Feed Dilemma

    I am looking for alternative feed suggestions. I have ducks aged 10 weeks, 18 weeks, and 20 weeks old. Finishing our current bag of Mazuri Waterfowl maintenance pellets, but it is so expensive to buy directly from the producer. ($42+$20ship+$6tax=$68/50lb. bag). Is it too early for the little...
  14. Ryanagon

    Duck Newbie Feed Questions

    I have a few questions I was hoping for help with. Just purchased my first ducks (1 Cayuga drake 2 Cayuga hens). They are already a couple years old. I purchased Poultry Layer Feed since I am getting 1 to 2 eggs a night. 1. Will this be all the Calcium I need or should I still be supplementing...
  15. daisydoes

    Duck food..? Help! (Seattle)

    I am in search for a good duck food! Do any of you live in the Seattle area or surrounding? What do you feed your ducks? Thank you!!
  16. bsides2007

    Best Duck feed?

    Hi everyone :) I am happy to say that I am now (finally) a duck mom! I have been feeding all of my ducks organic and non-gmo feed from the beginning, but am curious to get other opinions on types of duck feed. I know there are better options than Dumor (even though it's organic) but I'm stumped...
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