Duckling food

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by coopaloop, May 15, 2010.

  1. coopaloop

    coopaloop Out Of The Brooder

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    I got ducklings and goslings coming next week from Metzer so I went to get feed today and they gave me Broiler Starter/Finisher. I can give this to them right?
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    What is the percent? I like to use a 20% starter for the first 5 or so weeks, then I switch over to 15% grower/finisher.
     
  3. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    I had my ducks on a 20% starter and the label on the pack said not to used beyond the first 3 weeks in ducks. Studies show that too much protein will cause rapid grows, which can lead to angel wings and bad legs. Mine are now on 16% with free ranging in the daytime. Many growers suggest to not even use anything over 16%, not even in the first couple of weeks.
    Katharina
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2010
  4. coopaloop

    coopaloop Out Of The Brooder

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    it is 20%. thanks for the info.
     

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