Best starter food

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Daisyjanew, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. Daisyjanew

    Daisyjanew New Egg

    Jul 3, 2014
    This will be my first hatch, so any advice will be welcome. I am hatching Cayuga's, what brand/type starter food is the best, I would appreciate all opinions!

    Thank you
  2. Eluria

    Eluria Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2014
    My feed store caries a brand called Manna Pro non-medicated starter crumbles for chicks, ducks and goslings. I thought it was a little pricey--I think it was $10/5 lbs, but since I was only feeding one rescue baby Mallard, I grabbed it. She did really well on it, and I have not seen any symptoms of niacin deficiency that others have mentioned (trembling in the legs/trouble walking). I will use the same food with the Metzer babies I am getting at the end of the month, unless anyone has a better alternative/different advice--I am such a newbie still :)

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