duckling feed - can I give them game bird feed?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by backboneacres, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. backboneacres

    backboneacres New Egg

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    In a moment of cloudy headedness... I purchased organic game bird feed for the ducklings I ordered (not yet received the birds). I'm wondering if I can give them this or if I should use it for my 9 week old chicks and go buy the ducklings non-medicated chicken starter? This is 26% protein.
    Thanks for the help!

    This is what I bought...
    http://www.ranch-way.com/products/organic-feed/easy-feed-organic-turkey-grower
     
  2. Eggmachine11

    Eggmachine11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DO NOT FEED MEDICATED CHICK FEED!
    I have raised TONS of ducks and did clear research and saw this with my own two eyes.
    This feed in particular is a killer to ducks.Ducks for some reason cannot have Antibiotics,or medicated chick feed.Regular feed would work just fine,and so will the feed yoy have suggested.
     
  3. backboneacres

    backboneacres New Egg

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    I wouldn't give them medicated feed, I've read lots of warnings about that .. I don't give my chicks medicated either (that's part of the reason I've been raising my own!!) but I appreciate the warning!

    I was mostly concerned about the super high protein content (26%) possibly harming the ducks??? The books/articles I've read have been recommending 20-22%.

    Thanks!
     

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