Mallard Duck Food

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by EAWCinci, May 19, 2016.

  1. EAWCinci

    EAWCinci Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 14, 2015
    Loveland, Ohio
    These are my Mallard ducks, Lucky, Donald, and Hillary. Lucky really is lucky, she survived a hawk attack, but lost her partner Quackers. Donald and Hillary are my new 3 months old ducks... Donald is starting to get his new feathers. Anyway, I used to feed Lucky and Quackers poultry layer crumbled feed, which I got from the tractor supply store. I used "layer" because I had 2 females who laid pretty good eggs! Now I have a male too... Donald. I'm not sure if I should switch to the grower feed for his sake, or is it ok he eat the layer food that I feed the females? I think the difference is the amount of calcium. They also eat grass, bugs, dried mealy worms and occasional leaf lettuce or kale. Once in a while I get them feeder fish or live mealy worms.
  2. Virus

    Virus Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2015
    My mallard drake has been eating layer food pretty much his whole life and I haven't seen any ill affects from it. He eats the same layer pellets as the girls along with greens, bugs and sometimes scratch grain.
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