Feeding baby ducks???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kyrose, May 21, 2011.

  1. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    Hello,im hatching duck eggs for the first time, that are due tomorrow.These are for a friend.I will be keeping them for a few days so ill be feeding them.I have purina start and grow medicated and flock raiser.Which should i feed them and will a regular chick waterer work for a few days or should i use a bowl.
    Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. dumb_cluck

    dumb_cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    NO MEDICATED FEED! Use game bird starter which contains niacin that they will need.
     
  3. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    im only keeping them a few days so i dont want to go out and buy anything i was hoping to feed them something i already have here.
     
  4. dumb_cluck

    dumb_cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not a good idea, but it's your call........
     
  5. petchickenlover

    petchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i've heard the medicated stuff kills them...is that right?
     
  6. secuono

    secuono Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Virginia
    Yep, they will overdose on the medicated feed and it will kill them. Ask the friend to bring you some feed if you do not want to buy it.
     
  7. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2007
    St Clair County, Il
    You can feed them the Purina Flock Raiser if it's non-medicated. I know the Purina Flock Raiser I buy is non-medicated and I'm not sure if they even make the Flock Raiser w/ meds or not. If it's same Purina Flock Raiser (green bag) that I buy it should be just fine. It even has niacin supplement in it and a higher protein than the reg chick start & grow.
     
  8. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    Melbourne,Ky.
    Smitty's Farm :

    You can feed them the Purina Flock Raiser if it's non-medicated. I know the Purina Flock Raiser I buy is non-medicated and I'm not sure if they even make the Flock Raiser w/ meds or not. If it's same Purina Flock Raiser (green bag) that I buy it should be just fine. It even has niacin supplement in it and a higher protein than the reg chick start & grow.

    Thanks,i think thats what ill do...​
     
  9. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Most of the poultry feeds are now medicated with Amprollum, and that won't hurt ducks.
     
  10. aduckstolemyheart

    aduckstolemyheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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