starter to grower ??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by nikevijo, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. nikevijo

    nikevijo HorseAholic

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    At what age do you guys switch your geese/ducks from starter to grower??
     
  2. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    i start mixing in layer/grower food with starter food around 4 weeks old... each week add more grower than starter. By the time they are 8 weeks old they should be on grower/layer food and no longer eating any starter food.
     
  3. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    What about Starter/grower? How long do you keep them on that? The bag says until like 13 weeks or something like that.
     
  4. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was told to keep them on a starter unti 3 weeks, transition them from starter to grower during the 3rd and 4th week and that they should be on the grower until 13 weeks, I believe.

    I belong to a pet duck group that has some guidelines about what to feed when and I've been feeding according to that with good results so far.

    Laurie
     
  5. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It says 2 weeks on my Purina duck grower bag.
     
  6. xfilesnumber1fan

    xfilesnumber1fan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do starter until 8 to 10 weeks then finisher until 16 to 20 then move to multi-flock game I dont feed layer because I have boys..I give the girls a dish of oyster shells to help..Works great for me
     
  7. Deedee

    Deedee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great info!! Thanks [​IMG]
     

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