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peking ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by galvinkr22, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. galvinkr22

    galvinkr22 New Egg

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    Couple of questions on my new ducks

    I picked up 6 ducklings this summer. All Peking

    I am now grinding my own feed

    My chickens eat a cracked corn/wheat/oats and sunflower mix. . . .with a once a week protein crumble mix I make with venison
    I also add the avian 2000 vitamin supplement to the water.

    Is that OK for my ducks.

    All summer I added sweet corn stripped from the cobs for the ducks with some clover I pulled from the pasture.

    Also what about housing for the winter. I live in western PA. Pretty cold here during winter. I built a nice shelter in their run, but they rarely use it. They just sleep on the ground. The run is covered with wood chips/saw dust I get from the local mill. . . . It packs down pretty quickly.

    One more thing. . . .When can I expect any eggs?

    Thank you
     
  2. Le Canard de Barbarie

    Le Canard de Barbarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm assuming that you are adjusting the proportions of sunflower (~30% protein), wheat (~13% protein), oats (~11% protein) and corn (~7% protein) to come up with a mixture at around 15 or 16% protein. What about minerals such as calcium carbonate and dicalcium phospate? Are you grinding up bone meal?

    Your housing sounds adequate.
     

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