adult duck food

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by blkpoodles, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. blkpoodles

    blkpoodles Songster

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    what kind of food do you feed ducks when they become adults, this is my first time having ducks, i know there is poultry food, can they have that?
     

  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

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    Layers Feed (Crumbles or pellets), flock raiser, and they free range occasionally
     
  3. blkpoodles

    blkpoodles Songster

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    ok, i feed my chickens egg maker can they have that? i have plenty of time they're only a week old.
     
  4. HollyBird24

    HollyBird24 Crowing

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    Yeah that'll work once they are adults
     
  5. blkpoodles

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    ok kool, they're eating chick starter right now, thanks for your help, i felt like an idiot lol
     
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

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    Quote:You shouldn't. We were all beginners at once. The important thing is you are trying to learn. Just a note is the chick starter medicated?
     
  7. blkpoodles

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    no its Dumor chick starter/grower
    Quote:You shouldn't. We were all beginners at once. The important thing is you are trying to learn. Just a note is the chick starter medicated?
     

  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

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    Ok Good [​IMG]
     
  9. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Songster

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    Be careful with the protein content of the chick starter. Too much protein can cause a condition called angel wing. Do a search so you know what to look for. The ideal percentage of protein is between 16-18%. I use a locally produced duck pellet but purina makes one too. If you don't see any at your local feed store, ask them if they can order some for you. I know for a fact that TSC will special order different feeds. You can also use oats to cut the protein of the chick starter.
     

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