Could ducks eat this?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by NineChickens, Mar 20, 2018.

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  1. NineChickens

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  2. drewskimac

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    I don't see why not! Since my chickens and ducks live together, I always just feed them the same feed - Usually layer pellets. The only real difference I see necessary is to allow the ducks a place to get their heads and preferably entire body wet.
     
  3. NineChickens

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    I'm thinking about possibly having a drake too so I dont know if he could have layer pellets
     
  4. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    Are you feeding layers or meat birds?
     
  5. NineChickens

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    Layers
     
  6. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    The % protein seems pretty low... I don't have my feeding chart handy and can't seem to find it online. Hopefully someone else can chime in or I can get back to you this evening.
     
  7. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    Ducks

    18%-20% protein is ideal if actively laying, as well as 3 weeks before laying season.

    Only 12%-14% is needed when not laying.

    15-16% during molt.

    Chickens
    Actively laying 16%-18% protein
     
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  8. CarleeAnn

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  9. PirateGirl

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  10. bluejeans

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    Your suppose to feed them?
     

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