Do you feed ducks and chickens the same feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by claireree, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. claireree

    claireree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I currently have 6 chickens (ave 17weeks old) and 2 duckling (4/5 weeks) anyway the ducks are in a sep pen and I came home today to find my ducklings had got out of their pen and where quite happy in with the chickens. Anyway to cut a long story short at the moment I am still putting their feed in their pen as chickens cant get into it but what I want to know if can they eat the same feed as the chickens, and if not once they are in the pen alltogether how do you feed them seperatly
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I feed my two ducks the same feed as the chickens: grower/finisher or all-purpose chicken feed. I do occasionally add powdered Brewer's yeast to a special little dish just for the ducks. I keep crushed oyster shell available free choice for the layers. I have ducks and chickens of all different ages, so that's why I just feed one type of feed, exclusively.
     

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