FEEDING TIPS? (for me to save money) Thnx guys

Saved By Grace

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HI GUYS, Does anyone have any tips on what to feed ducks apart from duck pellets? I still want to feed them duck pellets, but I would like to mix it with something to save money. Any genius tips?
 

AnotherKim

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From what I've been reading, they like greens. I have a garden, so to save money I'm growing my own lettuces, spinach, and kale for when I get my ducks. I read to put them in water. The ducks only eat them fresh and the water keeps them crispy. Then, I guess free-ranging is a great way to save on feed.
 

veronicasmom

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If you mean grass seed that you plant in lawn, I'd be hesitant to feed that to a duck. They are treated with chemicals, even organics. Maybe you meant something like wheat or oat grass seeds?
 

Miss Lydia

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I feed my flock Purina Flock Raiser and mix it with whole oats and 7 way scratch grains. It helps alot. 70 to 80 % FR to 10-20 percent oats and 7 way. and then I buy all kinds of greens when they are on sale, kale, Romaine, cabbage. collards. and be sure to keep out oyster shell for your egg layers.
 

Buck Oakes

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Feb 9, 2014
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If you mean grass seed that you plant in  lawn, I'd be hesitant to feed that to a duck.  They are treated with chemicals, even organics.  Maybe you meant something like wheat or oat grass seeds?

No see I live in mississippi so like in summer we get these green stalks with a V shape and it's seeds are green and my ducks love them, becuase u know their easy food and really nutritious so I call them grass seeds just becuase it from natural grass and stuff , I'll how u picture of them as soon as they come up
 

bugflipper

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Apr 9, 2010
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Put em' in a chicken tractor and let em' mow the yard. That will decrease it dramatically.
 

gilbert2

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I couldn't agree more. My ducklings just love fresh spinach leaves, along with Romaine lettuce. I have read that iceberg is not so great, due to its low nutritional value. I suspect that red leaf lettuce would be a winner, too.
 
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