Im keeping a few ducks as pets, they wont be used for meat or egg production they will just be pets and i have some questions about feeding them... There are a few types of food (that i have seen anyway) -starter crumbs -grower pellets -maintainance pellets -layer pellets -breeder pellets (same as layer pellets?) Because im hatching duck eggs i have no idea what sex they are yet, but when they do hatch they will need starter crumbs, then grower pellets then maintainance pellets am i right? Im confused about feeding the female ducks because they need layer pellets or breeder pellets instead of just maintainance pellets am i right? or could the females have maintainance pellets like the males and have some of that oyster shell stuff as well as the maintainance pellets? this is so confusing!!! I really hope the eggs im incubating are male because if i have mixed sex ducks them i will have to find a way of stopping the males eating the females food and vice versa, because i know that layer/breeder pellets can poison males? or is that even true?