Call ducks feed

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by leecey411, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. leecey411

    leecey411 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have my call ducklings on unmedicated food, but I think it is time to switch them the crumbles.They are about eight weeks old. Can I feed them medicated chicken crumbles?
     
  2. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Quote:No, I wouldn't feed them medicated food ever. I would get some 15% or less that is specific for the ducklings growth. [​IMG]
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I've always fed my call ducklings medicated chick starter and then switch them to flock raiser by purina.
     
  4. ridder

    ridder Out Of The Brooder

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    We raise mallards and no you cannot feed any duck medicated food . I have heard that some people can get away with it if they start them on medicated right from day one but we never wanted to take a chance. I wouldn't try it.
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    If the only "medication" in it is amprolium then it's fine for them. It's not even a medication really...it's a preventative. I've raised a lot of ducklings with it over time and never had any problems with it.
     
  6. LV426

    LV426 Chillin

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    I've never used medicated feed. It can kill ducklings and I've never wanted to take a chance. If you can't get duck feed then you can just buy a feed that is at 15% protein or cut their feed with whole wheat.
     
  7. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2007
    New Market,Tn.
    I never feed medicated feed to ducklings. I do however feed them "chick crumbles" until they are about 8 weeks and then I begin to decrease the crumbles 25% at a time. (100% down to 75% down to 50% and so on ) until I am only feeding them "game bird raiser". In the spring I begin mixing laying crumbles in with the game bird feed. (up to a 50-50 mix) In cold weather, mine get scratch because the corn helps with body heat but, this is the only time they get scratch.
     

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