Healthier foodstuffs for my drakes?

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by TamingMaster, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. TamingMaster

    TamingMaster Overrun With Chickens

    Hello there,
    I own two beautiful Mandarin Drakes, Mr.PewwPeww and Mr.ColourfulRainbowPants.

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    Usually, I feed them a diet of layers pellets mixed with dried mealworm. However, they've started to gain a lot of weight. So I've been wondering, is there's any healthier foods, like fruit, vegetables, seed, etc., that I can add to their food?


    Thanks in advance. :)
     
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2015
  2. TamingMaster

    TamingMaster Overrun With Chickens

    Any help is appreciated. :)
     
  3. Americano Blue

    Americano Blue Mush on!

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    Not familiar to this breed, but I feed mine table scraps (Like veggies and veggies) and scratch every now and then. Mine eat layer pellets as well. Maybe cut the mealworms for a bit. Do they get to free range or are they in a run?
     
  4. TamingMaster

    TamingMaster Overrun With Chickens

    I try them with different vegetables, maybe they'll like a few. Then, if they decide they like veggies, I can give it to them regularly.
    They definitely don't free-range (because they're a really flighty breed :p ), I keep them in a fairly large aviary.
     
  5. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    Dont know if thats an old photo but if that is recent they look just fine.If anythng just dont feed them mealworms for a while.Its breeding season here right now here in the states so I like em a little fatter with protien right now.
     
  6. TamingMaster

    TamingMaster Overrun With Chickens

    Oh, no. That picture was taken over a year ago. Ah, okay. :) Thanks for your help!
     

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