Ducks and chickens?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Savanna’s chickens, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. Savanna’s chickens

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    I’m only going to get females at least to start
     
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    Would it be bad to just mix chicken and duck feed half and half?
     
  3. TSOWOATNKC

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    What would be the purpose? I don’t know if chickens do as well on duck feed as ducks do on chicken feed.
     
  4. Savanna’s chickens

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    So do you think there would be negative effects on just using chicken feed? I can add oyster shell or mealworms or something of the sorts of ducks need more calcium but I’d think that’d be chickens. If I need to add anything for them that wouldn’t be a problem
     
  5. TSOWOATNKC

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    Laying birds need more calcium. So giving oyster shell free choice is the solution there. No one will eat it if they don’t need it. Ducks tend to need more niacin, which all flock has in amounts safe for fowl in general. Duck feed is FAR more expensive and difficult to find than all flock or chicken feed.
     
  6. TSOWOATNKC

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    I honestly have no idea how chickens would do on duck feed. I’ve never heard of anyone doing that.
     
  7. Savanna’s chickens

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    Would it be a problem for ducks to just be on chicken pellets?
     
  8. ChickenRelatedUserName

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    Where are you looking that the food is so much more expensive? I'm getting Purina All Flock for like $17 per 50lb bag.
     
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    I mean I’ve seen some ducklings that have been pretty messed up and people say it’s from improper nutrition
     
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    I just looked on amazon to get an idea of the price and it was 50$ for a 50 lb bag but I haven’t checked my feed store
     
  11. TSOWOATNKC

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    It’s no where near that price at a feed store.
     

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