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Pekin Duck Feed Question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Duckmom1980, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. Duckmom1980

    Duckmom1980 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 3, 2012
    San Diego, CA
    Hey fellow Duck Parents,
    I have been feeding my pair of Pekins flock raiser but I would like to feed them organic. My chickens eat Organic Pride layer feed. Somebody at the feed store said it would be fine and I was wondering what you all think? I also feed them vegetables.
  2. pastryman

    pastryman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2012
    I think it will be ok. Keep giving them vegetables and perhaps some grain.
  3. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
    Just feed them the same you would your chickens. Do your ducks free range?

    ~ Aspen
  4. neohiobiker

    neohiobiker Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 9, 2012
    when I read the specs on the bags of duck and chicken feed they are different
  5. Duckmom1980

    Duckmom1980 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 3, 2012
    San Diego, CA
    The ducks are free range, yes.
  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    I have fed mine organic layer feed pellets for quite a while and they seem to do well. It is not specifically duck feed. They get some foraging during the warmer months, and I give them extra vegetables and mealworms, some dry cat kibble, some grains and flax as well.

    And I add poultry vitamins with electrolytes and probiotics to their water from time to time.

    The problem I had with an organic layer feed that was not pelleted was that the ducks would pick out what they wanted and leave the rest. Part of that may have been that some of the ingredients were powder, and the ducks cannot hold powder in their bills. So I added a little water to the feed, then had to toss what was not eaten within a day (to prevent moldy feed).

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