Ducks on chicken grower?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by nicnac2112, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. nicnac2112

    nicnac2112 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 31, 2013
    I currently have 6 chickens and I am getting a few muscovy ducks next week...the ducks are being raised for meat only so they will have a short visit with question is this..

    Can the month old ducks eat the chicken grower feed I have?

    my chickens range between 6 - 9 weeks of age...this will be my first attempt at ducks be honest this is my first at any of this but I am very eager to enjoy and look forward to the rewards of raising my own food....
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    They can but I would try to find a higher protein game bird feed or flock raiser.
    That's what I feed my chicks too.
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    Young ducks need more niacin than is in chick starter, it seems, but month-olds if otherwise healthy may do pretty well with the grower.

    These being Muscovies, I hope some who are familiar with that breed check in.

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