What to feed ducklings? Breed?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by meshell94, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. meshell94

    meshell94 Hatching

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    Hi everyone I'm fairly new to owning ducks and I'm not sure what else to feed my growing ducklings. The pet shop owner where I got them from told me to feed them cracked corn mixed with the below that I attached an image of. Also that I can feed them wild bird food?? That doesn't seem right to me though... Can anyone help? Also if anyone can tell what kind of ducks they may be? Thanks!

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  2. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Crowing

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    Here is a good starting point.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/750869/raising-and-caring-for-ducklings#post_10611711

    Looks to me like a grower or starter feed.. but i would want info on it, like protein levels, calcium etc. Wild bird food? hmm not sure on that one.. as for cracked corn, not something i would do for wee ones... it would mess with the nutrients in the base feed at this time. I will add at this point anytime a young bird is eating anything beyond it's basic feed, grit should be supplied.

    As for breed? i am leaning towards Muscovy! they look like them to me. I own many of them myself lol

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