peking ducks

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

  1. galvinkr22

    galvinkr22 New Egg

    Sep 7, 2009
    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

    Jul 19, 2009
    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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