Uh oh... newbie with 2 week old Runners...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ChanceRider, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. ChanceRider

    ChanceRider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last Saturday I adopted (saved?) two very young Runner ducks from a guy giving them away at a grocery store. I couldn't stand the thought of where they might wind up.... :::: shudder ::::

    So, I have these two 10 - 14 day ducklings, and nine 5 week old chicks. For now, the ducks are on starter chick feed... the only problem is that it's medicated. I've been running myself around town trying to find non-medicated starter feed in a quantity of less than 50 lbs.

    Should I bite the bullet and buy a 50# bag immediately, or will these guys be okay for a few days on the medicated?

    Thanks for your replies... I really want to do what's best for these guys... they're SO dang cute! Oh, and any recommendations for books on ducks (Runners) for newbies?
     
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    errumm do ya have a tractor supply near ya?? I duno if they'd do well on a game chick feed but Dumor is normally sold at tractor supply and is nonmedicated feed [​IMG]

    Sorry cant hlep more than just that...oh and it's not in a 50lb bag smaller, maybe 20-30 lbs too lazy to get up and look ha ha
     
  3. ChanceRider

    ChanceRider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sadly, no... there's no TSC near me. I'd give my eye teeth for one though! Our feed stores are primarily equine focused... so I can get just about anything and everything for my horses but since I'm so new to poultry, don't have resources yet.
     

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