Hello! New to ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by honeysxbee, May 20, 2012.

  1. honeysxbee

    honeysxbee Hatching

    May 20, 2012
    and lots of questions!

    I'm doing all my homework before getting 2 - 3 ducks. I'm having a hard time finding a monthly cost to feed and bed the ducks. Can someone help me out please?

    Thank you!!
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing

    Dec 22, 2009
    I usually go through a bag of flock raiser every month. (18 dollars but I have a lot of birds). I usually use 2 - 3 bales of hay for bedding every 2 months which is about 24 - 36 dollars,
  3. honeysxbee

    honeysxbee Hatching

    May 20, 2012
    Kevin565, Thank you so much for your reply!

    I'm getting (Pekin) ducklings. What is the best to start on? I can get Mazuri starter from work, but it's $30+ for a bag. How long do they need to eat the starter? I'd like to feed my ducks well, on a small budget.

    Thank you!
  4. PetesMom

    PetesMom Songster

    Mar 28, 2012
    Columbia County, NY
    Do you have a Tractor Supply near you? They sell the flock raiser, and the feed I use, which is Dumor chick/duck starter, its I think $15 for a 50 lb bag. If you look at the back of the bag it should have "guidelines" I think they get start up until 8 weeks old

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