What should I feed my ducks?!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ticks, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    They are 3 weeks old. I have them on a 20% starter. I read that the higher the % the more likley they are to get angel wing and other disorders. In the book I am reading about it they say feed 15%-18% I could get them a 15% grower/finisher but that would lack the proper niacin that little ducks need. [​IMG]
    thanks
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You can give them unmedicated chick starter or game bird feed and add some brewers yeast to it to bring up the niacin.

    Also give them plenty of chopped green grass and things to eat too.
     
  3. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Quote:what % chick starter? I give them lettuce. They are playing outside in their pool and are very active. They love lettuce.
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    What chick food do you have now?

    Let them eat grass too.
     
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    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
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    Quote:20%
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I think you're fine.
     
  7. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Ok thank you MissPrissy.
     

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