Ducks on chicken grower?

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

  1. nicnac2112

    nicnac2112 Out Of The Brooder

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    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 us...my 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 period..to 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

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    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

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    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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