Questions on call ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by adorable, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. adorable

    adorable Songster

    Aug 7, 2007
    near ottawa ontario
    I am so excited i am getting a pair with their 5 babies.They are 3 weeks old. I think. THis is my first time getting call ducks.
    1st question is ...How long to i leave them on duck starter for?
    2nd question....I know with rabbits you can mate mother with son. But with the call ducks can you do the same.?
  2. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Songster

    Oct 22, 2007
    New Market,Tn.
    I leave my call ducklings on non-medicated starter for 6-7 weeks. Then I start mixing 25% scratch to 75% starter for about 2 weeks. Then 50% starter to 50% scratch for 2 more weeks. Finally...I will get down to 50% scratch and 50% laying pellets or game bird feed.
    (make sure you use a good quality scratch feed, one with only a small amount of corn)

    Yes, you can breed mother to son with call ducks. I never do this but, you can.
    Good luck with your new ducks , call ducks are a lot of fun.

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