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Food for duck living with chickens

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Cherlyn, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Songster

    Feb 24, 2009
    Alconbury, England
    Hiya, I have one duck who will be living with a bunch of chickens once he/she comes off heat. Does she need duck-specific food or can she/he eat the chicken food? Thanks.


  2. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Any of our duck/chicken people know the answer to this?
  3. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Songster

    Sep 19, 2008
    Mine eat the same feed as my chickens, which currently is layer pellets since they are all the same age. My geese are on this too, but we also free range them in the late afternoon/evenings so they get their "greens" as well.
  4. froggie71

    froggie71 Songster

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    We feed our ducks, chickens and guineas the same food as well. We too give them all layer pellets, but before they were of laying age we fed them gamebird maintenance. Hope that helps.

    Editted because I'm typing words that don't match what I'm thinking.
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2009
  5. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Songster

    Jul 26, 2009
    Chenango Forks NY
    All of my chickens, ducks and geese get the same thing. Layer pellets and in the winter layer pellets and cracked corn.
  6. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    I feed mine Purina Flockraiser and and another brand called Multiflock. Both of those formulas are designed to meet the needs of a mixed flock.

    ETA: both of those feeds are also designed to be beneficial to young growing birds and mature birds (however, you will need to put out a calcium sourse, such as oyster shell, if you have laying hens).
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2009
  7. SportTees

    SportTees Songster

    I feed mine layer mixed with scratch grains. They all seem to like the scratch grains better then just plain corn.

  8. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Songster

    Feb 24, 2009
    Alconbury, England
    Thanks so much for the help, all! [​IMG]

  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    mine eat what my chickens eat..
  10. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
    N. IL.
    mine too.

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