Feeding ducklings

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by weebles&wobblesmom, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. weebles&wobblesmom

    weebles&wobblesmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2011
    Ok, I'm confused. I have a week old duckling and I have him on chick starter (unmedicated), I was told that I could keep him on it for up to a year, yet some of the other sites I have read says to switch to a Grower when they reach a week or 2.

    I am going chicks and another duckling in about 3 weeks and I wanted to keep the "older" duckling with the new ones, so can I keep him on Chick starter or will I HAVE to seperate them and put him on a Grower?

  2. Duckles

    Duckles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 17, 2011
    West Mass
    I had asked the same question at the farmer's supply and they said I could switch them over from chick starter to regular food at around 3 weeks because they are pets. If you're trying to fatten them up for meat I think it's a little longer...
  3. dumb_cluck

    dumb_cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2010
    Upstate NY
    You should but game bird starter feed which has niacin in it. The chicken feed does not have it.

    I know some people "lucked out" with chicken feed, but if you love your ducks, please feed them correctly.

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