question about protien?

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  1. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how much protien should be in the feed for both ducklings and for adults? i really need to know b/c i have 2 new day old ducklings and 4 older ducklings (a little over 2 months old) and one of my older ducklings has started to get angel wing and i know that can be from too much protien. so i want to be able to fix the problem so my others don't get it aswell.
     
  2. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    I started with flock raiser until my ducklings started getting wing feathers. Then I freaked out about angel wing and put them on duck pellets which are 18% protein. They're doing just fine and are almost fully feathered now. Lots of people's ducklings do just fine with flock raiser, I didn't want to risk it. I think sometimes ducklings just get angel wing. I think wrapping is the best solution.
     
  3. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thanks! [​IMG]
     
  4. Speceider

    Speceider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The NRC recommendation is 22% for 0-2 weeks (2900kcal/kg diet), 16% for 2-7 weeks (3000kcal/kg diet), and 15% for breeders (2900 kcal/kg diet).

    Clint
     
  5. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    Quote:Good to know. Thanks Clint!
     
  6. Hattiegun

    Hattiegun Chillin' With My Peeps

    I use 20% str crumbles for the first 2-3 weeks. then 16% grower,, sometimes they go thru a growth spurt where it looks like the beginning of angel wing, but it isnt.... the feathers just need another week to catch up. IF your duck is over 2 months old it probly is angel wing. What % are you feeding.. ?
     

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