Anyone have chicks and ducklings in the same brooder?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Cluck_cluck_chic, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. Cluck_cluck_chic

    Cluck_cluck_chic In the Brooder

    Mar 27, 2018
    I was curious if anyone has suggestions on feed and nutrition for chicks and ducklings in the same brooder. The chicks are 4 weeks old and the ducklings are 3 weeks old. They currently are on the chick starter/grower crumbles with 20% protein. I read that ducks protein needs to decrease around week 3 and also they should get a b complex vitamin or nutritional yeast? But then I read elsewhere that they don’t need it. Just want to do the right thing. Any suggestions would be great. :)
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2018
  2. llombardo

    llombardo Crowing

    Mar 11, 2018
    I did one bag of chick starter and switched to the all flock. They are all doing well with that. They get treats(small amt). They have gotten boiled egg, yogurt, cottage cheese, brocolli, cabbage, cilantro and strawberries along with meal worms and a treat that is meal worms and oregano. They all get chick grit. Everyone seems healthy. They are all happy vocal creatures. They are seperated during the day and sleep together at night. That is working well.

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