help to put weight on Muscovy

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by bluep, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. bluep

    bluep Out Of The Brooder

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    i have been feeding my Muscovy's duck growers pellets . Oil 3.3% Protein 14.9% Fibre 4.5%. but thinking of trying turkey growers pellets Oil 6.0% Protein 19% Fibre 5.0%. they are 8weeks old and hope to process them in 3 or 4 weeks time .what does everyone think?
     
  2. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would add a little corn to their diet, not too much as you dont want them super fat but a bit. Thats what I do with my scovies before they are processed.
     
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  4. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    12 weeks might be a little young for Muscovy. They are slow growers.

    I add corn to the diet when I am trying to get fat onto my ducks, but protein is what makes them grow. If you want fast growth, you can feed game bird feed at 28% protein.

    If you are hoping to butcher ducks young, I would recommend Pekins ( 8 weeks), or Appleyards (10-12 weeks)
     
  5. bluep

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    Quote:thanks for your reply.what age would you recommend the best time to process as this is my first time
     

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