Ducks and Geese what to feed?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by CHICKENCHASERWV, Apr 22, 2009.


    CHICKENCHASERWV Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 13, 2009
    I have leter feed out and I have my compost pile inside the run also but I have noticed that they eat more of the chick starter than the laying feed. Is the layer feed even necessary? I could put out more started feed and then not have to worry about the chicken eating layer feed because they are only 9 weeks old?[​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    They are a little young for layer feed right now.
  3. Brickman House

    Brickman House Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2009
    You don't say how old your ducks and geese are, but I feed my waterfowl starter until they're two weeks, grower until they're about six weeks, and waterfowl pellets thereafter.

    I switch them to the pellets as soon as they're big enough to handle the size, and they seem to really like them and grow well on them.

    If your ducks are of laying age and your chickens are not, and that's your concern, you could feed them all grower and just have supplemental calcium out for your ducks (oyster shell and the like).

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