Can ducklings eat medicated chick starter feed?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ChickenJill, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. ChickenJill

    ChickenJill Out Of The Brooder

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    I have ducklings and chicks. Can they eat the same food?
     
  2. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    The ducks really need to be on non-medicated starter.
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    The feed store told me once that it would kill ducklings.

    I was about to buy a duckling along with all our chicks.
     
  4. Speceider

    Speceider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's fine if the medication is amprolium. Be sure to add niaqcin.

    Clint
     
  5. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Amprolium is absolutely safe for ducks. It was the old medicated chick starter of many decades ago that ducklings couldn't have. Information seems to be lagging about 40 years behind reality. Old wives tales get repeated over and over just like they are the truth.
     
  6. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    I've done it both ways, but now I use mostly chick starter because its a few dollars cheaper.
     
  7. Dusky Beauty

    Dusky Beauty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    still need niacin though.
     
  8. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was told, I think from someone on here a while back not to use medicated for the ducks. I have been afraid to try it.
     
  9. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    D'Angelo N Va. :

    I was told, I think from someone on here a while back not to use medicated for the ducks. I have been afraid to try it.

    I was too, the guy at the feedstore said not to. But I just raised a bunch of Muscovy ducklings with a batch of chicks and didn't have any problems with the feed.​
     
  10. 1234duck

    1234duck Chillin' With My Peeps

    The medicated chick starter is fine for both baby chickens and ducklings.. as Oregon Blues said in the post, a longggg time ago it wasn't good but its fine now. I also use it and have no problems. Good luck with your little ones, ~Julie~ [​IMG]
     

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