Duck Feed

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AliBob711, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. AliBob711

    AliBob711 New Egg

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    My pekin duck just turned 6 weeks old. Does he still need unmedicated chick starter? And should he still have food available at all times?

    Thanks!
     
  2. fowlweatherfriends

    fowlweatherfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, Correct, the ducks won't need the medicated starter. I feed mine twice daily-morning and night but they are about 3 mos old. You will want to offer dark greens for a midday snack-they love them!

    PS: Ducks are flock creatures-you may want to consider getting him a buddy or two.
     
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  3. AliBob711

    AliBob711 New Egg

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    Hey, thanks for the advice. About how much per serving do you think is good?
     
  4. fowlweatherfriends

    fowlweatherfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I offer them as much as they can eat in about five mins. Usually there is a little left in the bowl and they will graze on it later. The greens can be romaine lettuce-just dice them up good if they are still little. You can also feed them peas or anything else green.
     
  5. blueducklings

    blueducklings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I read in the waterfowl newsletter that spinach & lettuce can kill ducklings. I think a few of mine died because of that.
    They just fell down dead after they ate the greens.
    I feed them kale & peas and other greens.
    Anyone else heard of death by lettuce??
     

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