duck food

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by animalloverabh, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. animalloverabh

    animalloverabh Allons-y, Alonso

    do ducks eat wheat? do they eat corn? what am i ment to be feeding my ducks?
     
  2. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    If available use the Purina line....Start N Grow then Flock Raiser then the layer.

    You can see them here:

    http://poultry.purinamills.com/NUTRITIONMANAGEMENT/FeedTypes/default.aspx

    If
    not available then NON Medicated chick starter mixed 50/50 with turkey wildgame bird starter.

    Give them fresh green daily...lettuce cut up and floated in water. Frozen peas thawed. It is good for them and they love it...helps you bond with them also.
     
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  3. animalloverabh

    animalloverabh Allons-y, Alonso

    so they cant eat corn or wheat? ( they are adults )
     
  4. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    They will eat scratch but it is not going to do anything nutritionally for them. The wheat does little to nothing as far as nutrition either. They need to be on Flock Raiser when not laying and Layena when they are laying.
     
  5. animalloverabh

    animalloverabh Allons-y, Alonso

    do they sell that in england
     
  6. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Oh wow I have no idea. Call a feed store and ask them specifically what they carry for waterfowl. They need more niacin than chickens and less calcium.
     
  7. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    Feeding ducks corn is like you living off sugar only. Not a good diet. You need to find a feed store and food designed for ducks.
    Katharina
     

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