Ducks on chicken grower?

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

  1. nicnac2112

    nicnac2112 In 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 Free Ranging

    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

    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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