Can 3 week old Pekins have Chick Grower?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by CashmereSussex, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. CashmereSussex

    CashmereSussex Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    okies well today i got my 2 3 week old pekins from our local markets and i found out when i got home i have ran out of Chick starter so i have to feed them Chick Grower, will this be okay?
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    I dont think it is ideal for not for sure. Might be ok for a day or so, untill you can get more starter. Anyone else know???
  3. beliabeans

    beliabeans Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 9, 2012
    its protine is best for them as starter grow , keep them on that for 2 months
  4. Jay262

    Jay262 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2009
    Dont worry about it i have fed many of my birds chick grower some of them even from day 1 it wont be a big issue. Its recomended you use starter for so long thats all.
  5. SycolinWoodsChickens

    SycolinWoodsChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Northern Virginia
    You will need to supplement the chick grower by adding niacin to their water. There is niacin in waterfowl food not sure that there is an adequate level in chick grower - you may wan to check the bag to see if it is added already. Also, the food needs to be non-medicated for ducks - I'm guessing that Grower is not medicated?
    Good luck!
  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    I think I switched from starter to grower at about three weeks, actually. And yes, if you're using chick feed, add some niacin. It should be inexpensive, and may help the ducklings avoid neurological disorders (doesn't happen to all of them, but it could be a problem).

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