Need duck food info. Can someone help?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by newchickontheblock, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. newchickontheblock

    newchickontheblock In the Brooder

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    I am new to BYC so sorry if this has been covered already. Today was our first snow of the year. We have 2 Pekins and 1 Roan duck. they are 5 months old. In the coop I have put a heated waterer and a food bowl and beefed up their bedding. They usually forage but with the high winds and snow, I keep them fenced in during the day now. Their coop has an infrared heat lamp. How close does that lamp need to be to the ducks be effective? Also, I feed 1/2 pitcher of 16% protien feed and a handful of cracked corn. Is this ok? Do I need to supplement? Thanks for any help. The chicks are coming this spring!
     
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  2. Picco

    Picco Songster

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    Ducks are one of the hardiest animals when it comes to cold, once they have grown all of there feathers (which they have by 5 months). They do very well here in the NY winters with only minimal shelter. Your setup seems more than adequate and the food you are feeding is great.
     
  3. newchickontheblock

    newchickontheblock In the Brooder

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    Thanks for your input Picco. It is appreciated! They seemed to do well last night, their first night of cold. Luckily the wind died down and I let them out to forage for a while today. They were happy to get out. Thanks again!
     

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