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Can ducks eat chicken scratch?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bokbok, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. Bokbok

    Bokbok In the Brooder

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    They ran out of food yesterday, and the feed store isn't open till tomorrow. Will they eat chicken scratch, and would that be okay for them for one day? Or in emergencies?
     

  2. elliemay0305

    elliemay0305 Songster

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    yes it will
     
  3. jubylives

    jubylives Songster

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    mine have eaten nothing but scratch and bugs. They now munch on rabbit pellets now that the rabbit has moved in with them.


    jeremy
     
  4. DarkWingDuck

    DarkWingDuck In the Brooder

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    Chicken scratch is the staple of my ducks' diet. I also give the adults some laying mash during the breeding season.
     
  5. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    I add a 1:1 ratio of scratch to feed for my ducks. They like it. Though mine are punks, they pick out the pieces they don't like form the mix. lol
     

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