Can i feed my ducks this?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by nursesammy, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. nursesammy

    nursesammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my ducks are all 16 weeks now. 3 girls and 1 boy. I was hoping to just mix my layer pellets, cracked corn, seed scratch, and the game bird feed all together and just feed that to the guineas, duck and chickens. Will this work and be ok?,
     
  2. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2008
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    I don't know about Pekines, I have Muscovies. But no, i'd waite a month. I don't let mine have layer food until 1 month before they are due to start laying.
     
  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I always offer oyster shell separately. The girls grab what they need when they need it. The drakes don't touch it.
     
  4. nursesammy

    nursesammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So ill need to get layer feed that doesnt have oyster shell already in it? Right?
     
  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Layer feed is called layer because it has extra calcium. You need grower or finisher.
     
  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I use grower (maintenance) feed and have started offering oyster shell free choice since they are getting old enough to begin laying soon. Too much calcium is trouble when they are not laying.
     
  7. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Agree, you don't want to feed them layer until they start to lay. Once they start to lay then you can feed them layer and offer oyster on the side so they can get what they want.
     
  8. Hattiegun

    Hattiegun Chillin' With My Peeps

    and the drake can eat the layer toooo, I think I have 2 boys/2 girls.. calls. So I can feed oyster shells about a month
    before they may start to lay and then feed layer?? and the drakes can eat this THese are my first and they should start
    to [email protected] 5 months?? I was going to get my book out !!
     

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