- May 31, 2012
I have just entered the poultry adventure and have a slight problem. I have 10 chicks and 2 ducks. I was told that the chics and ducks require different food until they start laying. The information I got was that the ducks should be on "showbird" food and the chics need to be on "starter". I was told that if the ducks ate the chic starter it would kill them. The problem is that I have 1 chicken coop. I have the chicks in the coop loose and the ducks in a big empty water tank inside the chicken coop. I feel bad because they're getting bigger and they seem cramped. I would like to let them all have the run of the big coop together. Any suggestions? Is there any food that I could use that would work for both? Thank you in advance for any help or suggestions.