What to feed Ducks

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Edmonds' Farm, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. Edmonds' Farm

    Edmonds' Farm In the Brooder

    Apr 16, 2011
    Jackson, GA
    I have 5 adult pekin ducks and I was wondering what is the best thing to feed them.[​IMG]

  2. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Crowing

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    If you can buy waterfowl feed, that is the best thing.

    I mix all purpose poultry (protein too low) and game bird starter (protein too high) and add a couple of pinches of brewers yeast for niacin.

    Then they get all the bugs they can catch and they do a little grazing.

    I give them a bit of cheap dry cat food. It's not much good for cats, but it contains grain and fish, so it is nice for ducks as a treat.

    If you feed a feed made for chickens, you will have to add niacin.
  3. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Songster

    Dec 28, 2009
    I feed my corn, but they have access to 2 acres of grass and about a 1/2 acre pond. I was wondering if I needed to give them laying pellets.. they are grown by the way. I hope to have some babies later on and I would love to know what to feed them though...

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