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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by newbabyducks322, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. newbabyducks322

    newbabyducks322 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have one pekin duckling and one black swedish. I am feeding them their starter crumbles for now and will do so for a few weeks. When should I stop feeding them this food and start on the new food? What is the next food I need? I have read a lot of things online but they all say different things. How old should my ducklings be to start feeding them their adult laying/finisher food?
     
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  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    are you feeding them chick starter or water foul starter?
     
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  3. MelissaZeno

    MelissaZeno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my area they have the multi flock feed. will I still need to add brewers yeast, and will I need to Niacin?
     
  4. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    it wouldn't hurt to add some niacin, when they start laying you should feed them the layer feed, i'm not sure when to put them on finisher
     
  5. newbabyducks322

    newbabyducks322 Out Of The Brooder

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    can someone answer my question? It looks like someone else asked one on mine that got answered
     
  6. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    When your ducks start laying is when you should put them on layer feed, I'm not sure when to put the on finisher.
    When you do swap out their food do so gradually, as in mix it half old and half new food and gradually increase to 100% new food
     
  7. boosterpacksmom

    boosterpacksmom Out Of The Brooder

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    I use the dumor brand and there's a chart on the bag when to go up and what to buy. I've seen a couple other brands with charts on the bags too
     
  8. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Feed them the starter till 4 weeks old. Grower till 16 weeks old and layer if you have hens. If only Drakes feed a 16% feed for ducks.
    Also provide ranging, fruits and veggies, grains and dry cat food for protein. I just make different meals everyday for them along with foraging.
     

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