Duck feed: 15% or 20% ?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by TheOtherHorse, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. TheOtherHorse

    TheOtherHorse Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 11, 2013
    Crestwood, KY
    I have 15% protein for the chickens and 20% for the turkeys. Which is more appropriate for the ducks? They have their own pen, so either choice is just as easy for me. They are adult Pekins and Blue Swedish. They free range all day and are in the pen at night.
  2. Speceider

    Speceider Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2011
    Dean ans Scott suggest an ME:p ratio of about 18%,so I would go with the 20% because I would rather have a little more protein to make sure I mave the minimum amouts of essentail amino acids, which maybe too low in the 16%.

  3. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

    May 24, 2011
    On, Canada
    20% is too high i would go to the lower, chicken especially if they forage, too much protein in the ducks can lead to issues, i have a grower that is 18% and also feed grains, they mainly free range however.

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