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Feeding Ducks at 5 weeks old?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Hornetkc5, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. Hornetkc5

    Hornetkc5 In the Brooder

    Jun 1, 2009
    Tell me what is best to feed my ducks? I have 4 ducks about 5 weeks old. I have been feed chick crumbles and plain water. Am I doing things wrong here?

  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

    Jan 11, 2010
    What brand and name of chick crumbles are you using?? There are many different kinds- some more or less appropriate for waterfowl.
  3. I use the Dumor feed from TSC. At 2 weeks old mine move off the chick starter onto the grower finisher which is 16% protein. I also put chick starter vitamins in their water and Niacin. You can get a little $1 pack from TSC also and add it to I cant remember now but it tells you on the pack, I give that every day...or Pedialite, in their water and the Niacin casps I give 100 mg to 1 gal of water and they get that every day for the 1st month then I cut it down to every other day to every week.
    Peas...ducks love peas, they are good to use as a training aid tomake them come here, get over there, go to bed, swim in the pool..I use them for everything. Mine also love lettuce, tomatoes, melon, pears..the list is endless
  4. dumb_cluck

    dumb_cluck Songster

    Mar 26, 2010
    Upstate NY
    Use game bird starter crumbles.... it contains the niacin that your ducks need.

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