Ducklings and chickens eating the same feed??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DandreeJ, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. DandreeJ

    DandreeJ New Egg

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    I have ducklings that are about 8 weeks old and Hens that are laying. I can't seem to keep the hens out of the ducklings food! Can I just mix the layer feed with the flock raiser I've been feeding to my duckies? I suppose I should wait until the ducks start laying to give them the layer feed...but can the chickens eat flock raiser while they're laying? Ahh!!
     
  2. cosbackyard

    cosbackyard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chicks can eat grower or raiser while they're laying. I might supplement their feed with either oyster shell or crushed eggshells, though. I don't think the feeds are that vastly different, but others here might have better info.
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I would just feed everyone Flock Raiser and offer the hens oyster shells in a bowl to the side. I've always done this with all of my birds.
     
  4. DandreeJ

    DandreeJ New Egg

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    Thanks you guys! I'll just feed them all flock raiser. They free range so I don't know if they NEED the oyster shells, but I do have some so I'll put it out just in case :)
     

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