Need help !!!! Ducklings depend on it !!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Blob Chicken, May 7, 2011.

  1. Blob Chicken

    Blob Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could someone please take a picture of a 3 month old muscovy ducks wing opened up ??

    Also is 20% protein duck stater for 'scovie ducklings alright ?? How long can I feed it to them ??


    Also I suppose my ducklings dont depend on the wing pictures ,but I would love to see some three month old birds wings open. [​IMG]

    Edit : Also how long will ducklings follow me ?? 1 month ,2 months ,4 ??
     
    Last edited: May 7, 2011
  2. Sore Thumb Suburbanite

    Sore Thumb Suburbanite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    20% protien should be lowered to about 16% at 3 weeks... to much protein beyond this point causes overdevelopment--its like steroids. Add rolled wheat or milo...be cautious of adding corn--its fatty, and your bird may be suffering enough difficulty at this point. I am sorry, but I don't have a muscovy, so I can't help there... but the above info is based upon what I have read and learned in Storey's guide to raising ducks by David Holderread
     

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