Getting 2 ducks what to feed?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by bryan8, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. bryan8

    bryan8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Rouen ducks are comeing from ideal hatchery tmw. What should I feed them? I don't want to buy anymore feed these are the feeds I have on hand for the other birds

    purina layena crumbles
    game/turkey finisher 16% pro
    purina flock raiser
    grower mash from the local mill unmedicated

    What should I feed the chicks?

    Thanks

    Also I heard they need to drink while eating other wise they can choke is this true?
     
  2. beckyschicks

    beckyschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The grower mash should be fine. I had my call ducks on the chick starter and they grew up just fine. I don't know if they will choke but they do drink alot while they eat. Mine would take their food and go to the waterer and drink with the food in their mouth otherwise they would drop it in the water and then eat it. They were really messy too! I changed their cage 3 times a day. They also like to spash alot too.
    Oh and make sure you clip their wings....mine flew south for the winter. Oh well maybe they will come back in spring
     
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  3. bryan8

    bryan8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    rouen ducks fly?
     
  4. beckyschicks

    beckyschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That I don't know but my call ducks did.
     
  5. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Quote:Rouens are a lot bigger than Calls....

    Anyway, Flock Raiser works pretty well for ducks.
     
  6. duck walk

    duck walk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't see the Rouens ever getting off the ground more than 2 inches...mine run like the devil is after them flapping frantically and nothing happens...they stop, look around like they are embarrassed and like they are wondering what possessed them to do that...they are a lot bigger than Mallards...little fatties...
     

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