Proper feed for laying ducks

Brassmaster

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Oh gosh, I wrote that? It was my drinking night.

At least then you could always pick him out of a crowd, he would be the one with the funny waddle.... LOL
 

chiknwhisperer

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Quote:Oh gosh, I wrote that? It was my drinking night.

At least then you could always pick him out of a crowd, he would be the one with the funny waddle.... LOL

 

gander007

Crowing
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Oct 9, 2013
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Yes I know this post is older then my boots but I am trying to find out what is going wrong with my Piking ducks as the beaks are loosing color and turning a whitish color instead of the nice yellow color and I have been using flock raiser and if I am missing some mineral or vitamin I would like for someone to let me know what I am doing wrong as it has only been going on the last several months and just this morning I noticed the one duckling is also loosing the nice bright yellow color in the beak ........





If you look at baby ducks beak you can see what I am writing about .....





Okay you can only see Bob's beak as Aflack is hiding hers .....





A night shot but Aflack is closer ......
 

Janay

Chirping
6 Years
Feb 25, 2013
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Hi,
I have a similar question: I have 6 ducks and 2 drakes, 1 to be re-homed soon, I hope. One of my ducks just started laying. I have heard some different opinions and want some more advice before I decide. Which feed should I feed my duck flock? Flock Raiser? Or Layer? Oyster shell on the side? And thoughts would be appreciated as I will be going to the feeds store within the next few days.
 

Janay

Chirping
6 Years
Feb 25, 2013
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Cape Cod, MA
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One more thing: what about feeding them wheat a well? Or at least the drake? You put it in a large container filled with water, right?
 

gander007

Crowing
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Oct 9, 2013
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South Western Death Valley, Ca.
Hi,
I have a similar question: I have 6 ducks and 2 drakes, 1 to be re-homed soon, I hope. One of my ducks just started laying. I have heard some different opinions and want some more advice before I decide. Which feed should I feed my duck flock? Flock Raiser? Or Layer? Oyster shell on the side? And thoughts would be appreciated as I will be going to the feeds store within the next few days.
I prefer to use Flock Raiser, for my ducks and geese and I do soak their fee in water for the simple reason of less waste of feed .....
 

Richb353

Chirping
5 Years
Mar 4, 2014
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I've been feeding my flock Purina Layena crumbles, then pellets since I've had them. No reason other than I had little knowledge and it was on sale the same time I got my ducklings. Regardless of my ignorance, I've never had a problem with it. Sometimes I will switch to the Dumor Layer Pellets when it's on sale. I wish they made the Flock Raiser in pellets (it's only in crumbles) because it specifically mentions "ducks" on the packaging.

I'm picky like that,
Rich
 
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