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How much oats to reduce 20% protein to 16%

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jrleek, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. jrleek

    jrleek Chirping

    Aug 19, 2011
    My Khaki Cambell duckings are around 3 weeks now, and they seem happy and healthy. I bought a bag of 20% protein feed for the first two weeks, but my understanding is that I should now reduce their protein to 16-18%. Since I'm not going to buy another bag of 16% feed, heard I can mix in rolled oats in order to reduce the protein percentage. However, I don't know how much rolled oats to mix in. 10%? 25%? Does anyone know?


  2. Welshies

    Welshies Crowing

    May 8, 2016
    Alberta, Canada
    I think 25%. Be careful, though. Introduce the oats in 5% increments and make sure grit is provided (maybe not necessary, but I would feel better with grit around). You can search "caring for ducklings backyard chickens" and someone wrote a good article taken from Dave Holderreads "Storey's Guide to raising Ducks" book.

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