Hi everyone, I have an approx. 5 month old male mallard and since he was about 9 weeks old he has been eating a duck maintainer feed (17% protein) and its been working great, however it's ridiculously expensive...$40 for 10 lbs, and I have to order it online which has caused a few issues. I've seen rave reviews of mazuri waterfowl feeds, which are also sold at local feed stores, so I recently picked up a bag of mazuri waterfowl maintenance feed (14% protein) and i'm gradually mixing more and more of the mazuri into his usual feed to make the transition. I'm switching him over because I feel it will be better to have him on a slightly lower protein content since he's about full grown now, and its MUCH cheaper than the feed he was on before. My problem is, his current feed is very ground up with larger bits of corn kernels in it so he's used to a pretty fine food and the mazuri is in kibbles that are a lot bigger...I've noticed that he's been pushing a lot of the kibbles fully out of his food bowl. Do you guys think I should just be grinding the mazuri up for now and gradually give him bigger pieces of it or what? I've been throwing some in his pool too and he seems interested at first but doesn't appear to eat any, at least while I'm watching...maybe once they soften up more in the water he does. Any hints, tips or suggestions would be appreciated! thanks!