Type of feed for ducks.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Dark Angel, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. Dark Angel

    Dark Angel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering what type of feed do you give your ducks? I've heard many conflicting views.
     
  2. Cherib603

    Cherib603 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feed specifically for waterfowl.

    Then, look at ingredients and organic etc.

    You can get great organic duck feed online.
     
  3. Dark Angel

    Dark Angel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a link?
     
  4. Cherib603

    Cherib603 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed ducklings all flock raiser
    Once they reach laying age, I swap over to a layer feed. I have both ducks and chickens and everybody is healthy.
     
  6. Dark Angel

    Dark Angel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ranging from 10 wks to 4 mths.
     
  7. Cherib603

    Cherib603 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I buy their maintenence formula for my ducks the same age.
     
  8. casportpony

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  9. Duck Drover

    Duck Drover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All our ducks get Purina Flock Raiser - hatchlings get wet crumble in the brooder, dry crumble as they are transitioning to pellets, and pellets once they are full grown. It is a complete feed and it is what Dave Holderread told me is the best commercial feed for ducks (he blends his own feed).

    We also have chickens and they eat dry Flock Raiser crumbles as they transition off medicated chick starter and then pellets when they are full grown. You can feed duck feed to chickens but chicken feed is not adequate for ducks without adding supplements. Layer feeds should not be fed to drakes or roosters.
     
  10. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    I had/have no issues using your run of the mill chick starter/grower with a daily dusting or mixing in of Diamond V Original XP feed additive to boost the vitamin levels...

    http://www.diamondv.com/products/original/
     

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