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ducks too?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DJoe, May 30, 2016.

  1. DJoe

    DJoe Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 18, 2016
    I'm about to get a few chick's for the first time in over 25 years. We used to raise some ducks and geese as well. I can't remember if you can feed baby ducks the chicken crumbles or not. I don't remember buying any kind of special "duckling chow." I do recall feeding a bit of scratch to all my birds especially to train them to come when I wanted and before bedtime. Any advice would surely be appreciated. THANKS
    Last edited: May 30, 2016
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC- great to have you onboard. I'd suggest posting on the "duck" forum for expert advice.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    Best wishes
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  4. TroyerGal

    TroyerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

    I fed/feed my ducklings UN-medicated chick feed :D they are all happy and healthy! Welcome to BYC!
  5. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

    Mar 1, 2015
    Hi, and :welcome

    Chicks and ducklings can be fed the same chick feed as long as the feed IS NOT MEDICATED. The medication in chick feed is bad (possibly lethal?) to ducklings.

    Do you know what breeds you plan on getting? :)
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I think it's a very good idea to post on the duck thread and see what experienced folks have to say.

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