male duck

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  1. duck mad 2012

    duck mad 2012 Out Of The Brooder

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    hi all [​IMG]
    i have a male duck and he is on growers pellets he is now 5 and a bit months old, i want to change his food not but what too? i know he cant have layer pellets, there seams to be lots of information a about female duck but not male. [​IMG]
    Please help
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  2. duckins

    duckins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Purnia makes an all stock feed protein around 11-12% that's what my guys are on.
     
  3. duck mad 2012

    duck mad 2012 Out Of The Brooder

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    ok thanks can they have mixed corn as food?
     
  4. duckins

    duckins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I've heard of cracked corn being given not 100% though.
     
  5. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    A bit of corn is okay but it should not be the main diet, I too feed purina flock raiser since i have two drakes.
     
  6. duck mad 2012

    duck mad 2012 Out Of The Brooder

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    where can i get it from? i like in westhoughton bolton
     
  7. duck mad 2012

    duck mad 2012 Out Of The Brooder

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    sorry i forget this thred is in usa iam live in the uk
     
  8. duckins

    duckins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe a feed store in your parts that sell it or try online. I'm sure there other brands of flock raiser.
     
  9. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He can stay on grower. Depending on the protein level you will want it to be about 16%. Here in the States, grower is usually 15-16% protein. Check your bag, if its higher, you can cut it with a whole grain but even if its somewhere between 12-18% he should be okay. If it's on the lower end of the scale, you will want to increase his protein intake when he molts. An easy way is to get some cat food and give him some of that.

    Technically, he can eat layer but if you only have him, I'd keep him on grower.
     
  10. Bish

    Bish Out Of The Brooder

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    Where can I buy an all stock feed protein for my duck? I am in Australia and happy to buy online. But anything at our local pet stores is only layer pellets.
     

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