what do you feed your ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by supermommy, May 19, 2009.

  1. supermommy

    supermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am curiouse as to what everyone is feeding there ducks? Were getting ready to get off the starter food, and I wondering what to use next? They are outside alot so they are getting there grass, bugs etc..

    Thanks everyone!
     
  2. Feathered Wings

    Feathered Wings Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Georgia
    I feed mine layer pellets theres less waste when you use pellets.
     
  3. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    My 3 week olds eat 20% chick starter. My older ducks eat a mix of scratch grains, 15% grower crumbles and 16% layer crumbles.
     
  4. BeccaOH

    BeccaOH Morning Gem Farm

    Oct 3, 2008
    east central Ohio
    Mine are 3 weeks old and have been on flock raiser.
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2009
  5. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2008
    Nebraska
    Mine are 3weeks old and I've got them on grower and will continue that until they start laying then I'll switch to Layer!
     
  6. cozycritters

    cozycritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are eating layer pellets... and the sweet feed they steal from the goats [​IMG]
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Babies at the house are fed 20% flock raiser. After they move to the pond they get 16% calf grower mix with a bit of layer crumbles added in (like they eat it [​IMG])
     
  8. headred

    headred Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I do the same thing and my ducks are 12 weeks old.
     
  9. xfilesnumber1fan

    xfilesnumber1fan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do Dumor chick/duck starter until 10 weeks then go to Dumor chick/duck finisher and until 20 weeks then use multia flock game pellets and have oyster shells for the girls..
     
  10. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Peterborough, ON
    I'd be interested in this, our ducks are going to be 3 weeks this Friday and are still in the brooder because their duck house isn't quite finished (though will hopefully be so by this weekend!). They're on Purina Duck Starter/Grower "Startena" but at 4 weeks or 30 days I'm sure of it, it says to take them off it. Do I go to a raiser? And then to Layer at point-of-lay.

    And about greens, should I be feeding greens to them while still in the brooder? This is quite a bit different from my chicks...
     

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