What kind of food for ducklings?

Amanda39

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Hi everyone, I'm new here as of yesterday :) I went to the sticky list to try and find my answer and I didn't see it. I saw the sticky for treats, but not the everyday food bowl food. I went to a local feed store, but I was not thrilled with his selection. All his food is medicated. Why would you need to feed medicated food to a bird that isn't sick?

Also, do ducklings and geese eat the same food?

I have goose and duck eggs in the incubator. So far, I have 1 duck egg that is fertile, and 3 goose eggs. I can't tell for sure on the others yet. Today is day 5.
 

ChickenCanoe

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Medicated feed is for prevention of coccidiosis in chickens. It really isn't recommended for waterfowl as the thiamine blocker is at the threshold that can be dangerous for them. You'll have to shop around to find a non-medicated starter/grower feed. Is there only one feed store within driving distance?
 
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Speceider

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Medicated feed is for prevention of coccidiosis in chickens. It really isn't recommended for waterfowl as the thiamine blocker is at the threshold that can be dangerous for them. You'll have to shop around to find a non-medicated starter/grower feed. Is there only one feed store within driving distance?

Huh? Amprolium isn't near the level to be dangerous to ducklings. I don't worry about feeding medicated feeds, but do supplement with niacin.

Clint
 

Speceider

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I don't understand that statement, but I probably spend too much time reading the scientific literature rather than websites.

Clint
 
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