Feeding as they grow

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by farmkat55, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. farmkat55

    farmkat55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 2 Pekin ducks right now that we have had since they were 1 wk old. A male and female and they will be 10 wks old this coming Sat..June 18. We use the Dumor Chick/Starter feed now. I think that's what it's called. Says to use till 10 wks. Can't remember what they should have after that. They are out in our back yard for now every day and go back in coop at night, so they do forage. Question is, do they get the same kind of feed shortly, or do the boys and girls get different?

    If we only have one of each, and eventually she will be laying...how do the food issues change?

    Thanks for any help!

    Kathy
    South Dakota
     
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    grower, and then layer when they start to lay
     
  3. farmkat55

    farmkat55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So the males get that, too? I thought they didn't get the layer.
     
  4. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you could feed the males layer, but there is another type of feed that's better for them, unfortunately i don't remember what it's called
     

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