What to feed full-grown Khaki Campbells?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Blackberry18, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. Blackberry18

    Blackberry18 Songster

    Mar 25, 2015
    I raised Khaki Campbell ducklings and a couple of Sex-Linked chicks together this year, now they are about 8 weeks old. For the first five or six weeks, I just fed them the chick starter diet with some extra niacin for the ducklings. Then, I switched them to a poultry grower-finisher diet, which they are on now. I recently separated them, and the ducks are in their own little area, while the chicks are currently in my chicken coop, separated from my older chickens until they grow accustomed to one another.

    Anyway, I'm wondering what to do for food. I'm planning on feeding my chicks the starter-grower ration again until they reach laying age/I can put them with my older chicken, but I'm not sure what to give the ducks, as I've never had them before. I'm thinking about keeping them on the poultry grower-finisher, but the name of it makes it sound like it's primarily for meat ducks. I think it would be fine for now, but Khaki Campbells are an egg-laying breed, so they will need more calcium in their diet. Is it all right to feed them chicken layer feed? I just shop for my feed at a tractor supply store, so they don't have a big selection for ducks.

  2. cyriuskee

    cyriuskee Chirping

    Sep 10, 2016
    Savannah, GA
    I start feeding all my ducks layer pellets (I go with Dumor brand) at about 8 weeks. In cooler times i mix 2:1 layer pellets:apple deer corn.
    Good luck!
  3. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Songster

    Mar 31, 2015
    North Idaho
    I would never feed layer feed until they are around 4-5 months old. Some people dont start feeding layer feed until they are actually laying
    I would continue feeding a flock raiser type feed . and offer oyster shell on the side for the calcium. They will eat it when they need it.

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