getting my first ducklings this tuesday.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cppeace, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. cppeace

    cppeace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, I'm going pick up my 5 or 6 little Rouen ducklings. They are almost 9 weeks old. I have a good size brooder for them and non medicated chicken starter. Do I still need to add brewers yeast to it? If so for how much longer? How much?
    I'm new to ducks really but have been around them before. How old before they're old enough to live in the outside with a coop?
    Any tips are appreciated.
    Kim:D
     
  2. cppeace

    cppeace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  3. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    At 9 weeks they're way beyond the starter feed phase. Do you have grower pellets or layer pellets?
     
  4. cppeace

    cppeace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't know what age they switched. Will get some grower pellets.
    Thanks
     
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  5. KuroKitsune

    KuroKitsune Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do not get layer pellets...they are way to young for that. you can switch to grower or just stay on starter till they lay...whichever you wanna do.

    and at 9 weeks old and it being summer there's no reason to put them in a brooder...they should be mostly or completely feathered and should be able to go right out to their outside living space.
     
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  7. cppeace

    cppeace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks much for the link :)
     

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