I need to know before I buy

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Mrsroeder2012, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. Mrsroeder2012

    Mrsroeder2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2012
    My Coop
    I am wanting to buy 2 duck and I was wondering if ducks can eat what chickens eat or can chickens eat what ducks eat....will it hurt them ? Please let me know Ty
  2. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2013
    Kersey, Pennsylvania
    I have read that the medicated chic feed isn't so good with the ducks they eat more of it so can overdose. But also heard it doesn't happen so I'm not sure. We are feeding our duckling game bird feed. do you plan on having them in the same brooder as baby chicks?
  3. nickie

    nickie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2011
    north central KY
    they can eat the same thing. Because there isn't generally a duck starter available you need to monitor their protein intake or you risk angel wing. Also, some ducklings suffer from niacin deficiancies a bit more than others. Add brewers yeast to their food. There have been TONS of posts about this in the past. Search the archives and you will find an abundance of answers
  4. SportTees

    SportTees Chillin' With My Peeps

    purina flock raiser

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