Trying to figure out these muscovies

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by harleyjo, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. harleyjo

    harleyjo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have these 2 new little muscovies. I was told they are about 3 weeks old but I don't know for sure. Anyway, no mama duck. So far I have been feeding them what the previous owner sent home with me which is shelled corn and soy meal mixed. I am trying to figure out for sure what to feed them. I scrambled them some eggs today. I have brought in grass clippings. The other day I took them outside and put them in a wire cage so they could catch some bugs and get out of the house for awhile.

    I have filled a oil pan with water to give them a small area to swim in.

    My understanding from reading different thigs is that medicated feed is a no no. Is flock raiser medicated? If it is then I wonder if layer crumbles will work. I also read that you can cook soy meal. I do have some soybean meal here, how do I cook it up?
     
  2. suburbanduckmom

    suburbanduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you can get some non-medicated chick starter crumble. I was able to get some at my feed store. There is even kosher, organic, starter (who knew?). I started mine on layer at about 10 weeks.

    I have heard arguments against soy but i don't remember what they were. Maybe someone on here knows. Eggs are good.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=242460 Will give you good ideas on what to give as treats and what not to feed them.
     

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