feeding them

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by 688peterl, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. 688peterl

    688peterl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how much should i be feeding my ducklings? they change from starter to grower in about a week but now they are looking kinda fat lol
     
  2. eggybritches

    eggybritches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have food out for my ducklings 24/7. They eat what they want, when they want.
     
  3. suburbanduckmom

    suburbanduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ducks just started on grower feed and go through about a cup and a half of food each a day. They also get to free range for about 10 hours and get lots and lots of treats. When they aren't sleeping or pooping they are eating.
     
  4. 688peterl

    688peterl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im gonna start feeding them 3 times a day from today, all the food they can eat in 10 mins, thats what storeys guide says... i cant let them eat all the feed they want because they would explode lol, seriously they were eating way too much feed, it was making them kinda podgy too [​IMG]

    but do they need grit even when they dont have food? might sound dumb but i dont actually know lol
     
  5. 688peterl

    688peterl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and i started mixing grower in today too, by thursday they will be on just grower, ive been mixing oats in with the starter because its 18% protein but the grower is only 14.9% so maybe i should gradually stop mixing oats once they are on just grower? what do you guys think?
     
  6. 688peterl

    688peterl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i need to start giving them grit in the same bowl as their food! what is the right food:grit ratio?
     
  7. 688peterl

    688peterl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    should i feed my ducks as much as they want? they wont be getting a lot of exercise in a 100 foot square run and i dont want them getting too fat
     
  8. eggybritches

    eggybritches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Again, I feed my ducklings non stop and they're not chunkers. If it's quality food I don't think you can feed them too much. You have to take into consideration how much they are growing. You can notice a difference on a day to day basis, so not giving them enough food would be worse than giving them too much.
     
  9. 688peterl

    688peterl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah your right... if they get too fat i can just dangle some treats on a peice of string and make them chase it around the brooder lol [​IMG]
     
  10. classroomducks

    classroomducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you are switching from the starter already? Your babies are younger than mine?! I thought they were on starter til 6 weeks old...now im confused.... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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