Feeding mama and babies together

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by wendychicklawyr, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. wendychicklawyr

    wendychicklawyr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a "mama" duck (not their mama but took them in lol) and 8 babies ..how do I feed both since they need different stuff. Mama is 6 months and laying
     
  2. HanwellChickens

    HanwellChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have ducks, but my "mama" hen eats what the chicks do. She ate starter when they did and is not eating chick grower.
     
  3. wendychicklawyr

    wendychicklawyr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have both in there wonder if it's ok for the babies to have layer
     
  4. HanwellChickens

    HanwellChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know with chicks, layer feed is not good for them as the layer feed has too much calcium.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I would feed both the mother duck and her ducklings a starter or grower feed. If possible, offer her some oystershell on the side, so she can obtain any extra calcium she needs. There is too much calcium in layer feed for ducklings or chicks.
     
  6. wendychicklawyr

    wendychicklawyr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I will do that thx guys
     

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