Is it too early to feed my ducks laying pellets

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by rgn87, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. rgn87

    rgn87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mar 17, 2010
    Georgia
    My three female Cayugas are 4 months old, and they have already been through their first molt, I was planning on buying some laying pellets today,, and starting them on egg production, although i read they should be at least 7 months old before I do this. Whta should I do. Any advice is cool.
     
  2. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    You can feed them layer either when they start laying or when they are 18-20 weeks old.
     
  3. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2009
    ARIZONA
    You don't want to feed them layer until they are laying. If you can't wait until they lay there first egg then wait until they are at least 18-20 weeks old. That is about the time most ducks start laying anyways. Layer feed has to much calcium in it for younger birds.
     

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