what do you feed adult ducks.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ZoeS95423, May 8, 2011.

  1. ZoeS95423

    ZoeS95423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, so my ducks are getting about that age where they need "big duck food", right now They are eating scratch, and some layer mash. Which is was you would feed chickens. So Is this okay to be giving to my ducks? I slowly switched them over by mixing it with their finisher, and now its completely the scratch and layer mash. But they dont seem to eat it as fast as they would eat their old food. Am I doing something wrong?sc
     
  2. the duck whisperer

    the duck whisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed mine purina duck food(pellet form). You can give them un-medicated chicken feed, but it might make them sick if the protein and mineral content is different. Ask your local feed supplier. They will help you out.



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  3. ZoeS95423

    ZoeS95423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I should switch them over to pellets? Instead of the scratch, or is it okay for them.
     
  4. the duck whisperer

    the duck whisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on how old they are. I usually wait 5-6 weeks just to be safe. I'd say 5 weeks old at least they'd be okay to eat pellets. But it'd be okay to feed them the rest of the food you have until you run out to save money. Here is a link:

    http://liveducks.com/care.html

    Hope that help.
     
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  5. ZoeS95423

    ZoeS95423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well my pekins are about 2 months or older, and I have a black swedish, and a crested buff that are like 2 years old.
     
  6. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    Chicken layer pellets for all over 6weeks old.
     

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