Duck Maintenance and Duck Starter Mix, What is the difference?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by tia, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. tia

    tia Songster

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    Just ordered Duck Starter Mix for Call Ducklings that are about to hatch and they sent Duck Maintenance. What is the difference? Would it be okay to feed the maintenance?
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    What brand?
     
  3. tia

    tia Songster

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    It is made in Alaska. I guess I could call them because they sent the wrong one. I will do that and ask them what the difference is. I had it shipped 300 miles, so not sure I can get the other one here in time for the hatch.
     
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  4. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    The %protein is likely different. There may be other differences as well. I agree that the best thing would be to call the company.
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Does it list the protein content? I suspect the protein is much lower than a starter, so it is not something you want to feed for more than a couple of days. What other feeds can you get in your area?
     
  6. tia

    tia Songster

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    I have to have everything shipped. There is nothing here.
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Probably best to get a starter there ASAP.
     
  8. tia

    tia Songster

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    Thanks for your answers. I was able to get someone to pick up some starter mix for me. Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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