Duck feed

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by beerausch, Jan 18, 2017.

  1. beerausch

    beerausch Just Hatched

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    I work at a grain elevator where we make feed and carry feed. Someone told me that ducks cannot eat crumble feed that they must eat pellets. I started my ducks on ground feed and never had any issues. Has anyone else heard of this before?
     
  2. GoldenFlight

    GoldenFlight Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    No, I haven't. I think either works just fine.[​IMG]
     
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  3. TheBrumstead

    TheBrumstead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm researching ducks and just saw that on a site last night. Something about crumbles getting stuck in their beaks and they can't eat it as well.
     
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  4. GoldenFlight

    GoldenFlight Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Hmmmm... I've never heard that before.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Mine have eaten pellets and crumble both and never had a problem.
     
  6. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed crumble only to ducklings, everyone graduates to pellets eventually.. mostly because pellets are able to be picked up off the ground if they ducks drop them.. I gave the adults crumble, and anything they dropped just stayed on the ground.
     
  7. GoldenFlight

    GoldenFlight Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Same here. I really don't like crumble for any adult bird because of it being so hard to pick up.
     
  8. Miss Lydia

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    Crumble works great for FF though.
     
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  9. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    FF?

    (my brain is having fun come up with things FF could stand for.)
     
  10. Miss Lydia

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