Start and Grow

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Broodica, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. Broodica

    Broodica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2010
    Cascade Foothills, WA
    Mallard and Rouen - 3 weeks
    2x Mallards - 2 weeks

    All have been on Flock raiser 20%. Storey's said they should be brought down to 18% protein after 2 weeks. Only thing I can find is Start and Grow at 18%. It's non-medicated.

    Is this OK for the ducklings?

    Should I gradually change them over?

    Do I need to keep up with the Niacin and Vitamins/Electrolytes Plus and ACV?

    Should I add it gradually into their feed or switch them over once all the Flock Raiser is finished?

    Any help would be great. Tried researching and getting a mixed bag of info. [​IMG]
  2. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    They don't even flock raiser in my town. I use a grower/developer with 16% since birth. Don't even bother with different protein content. Offer oyster shell on the side for the girls since they are 3 months old. I give the Niacin and Vitamins/Electrolytes Plus daily until 10 days old, then once per week until they are 12 weeks old, and after that once per month. I think that is all needed. Forget all the crazy mixes, because you really don't need it.

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