feeding baby ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by oldchickenman, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. oldchickenman

    oldchickenman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can you start baby ducks on chick starter. i have 20 ducks comeing in feb trying to get set up for them now any other sugestions thanks.
     
  2. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Hello, yes they can eat chick starter... just NOT medicated! They eat alot more than chicks do and they can OD on the medication in the feed. I feed mine Purina start and grow for chicks. Non medicated..
     
  3. oldchickenman

    oldchickenman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nice i have 2 bags oh the same feed non medicated. thanks how many weeks do i keep them on the starter feed?
     
  4. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    Where are you? If you are in a warmer climate than I am, dandelions (never sprayed!) are a wonderful food for waterfowl. Just chop fine and give small quantities at first.
     
  5. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Quote:I think it says 12 weeks on the bag, then it is just "grower" from there. [​IMG]
     
  6. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey guys i was just reading this and also have a question: after the starter put them on grower for how long? i got my first ducks a 3 &4 mths and just put them onto duck feed and they ate my hole garden (didnt know they liked tom leaves and such)
     

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