When do I stop feeding my baby ducks starter feed?

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  1. duck4u

    duck4u Out Of The Brooder

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    It's been two weeks now (They're still trying to get that oil gland working) and I wonder when should I take the heat lamp and start to feed them regular duck feed.
    My ducklings are muscovies.
    They are eating Purinas Duck feed.
     
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  2. duck4u

    duck4u Out Of The Brooder

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    can't believe no one replied to this...
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    We get two hours, eh?[​IMG]

    And I realize when you need to know, you need to know!!!!

    First, the quick response - it's too early to do away with the heat lamp unless the shelter is about 75 degrees F. If so, then, sure. But if you cannot keep it around 75 this week even during the night, I would keep the lamp ready. Do you have a thermometer so you can know the temperatures? That helps me.

    Generally speaking, 2 to 3 weeks of age is when it's good to start transitioning from starter crumbles to grower pellets. I mixed in a little grower into the starter, increasing the amount of grower each day till I had used up the starter and we were eating all grower.

    I may have mentioned this before, but have you read this?

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

    It covers quite a bit.
     
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