When do i switch?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ..ReptarSnackz.., Jun 14, 2010.

  1. ..ReptarSnackz..

    ..ReptarSnackz.. New Egg

    2
    0
    7
    Jun 12, 2009
    When do i switch from a starter feed (20%) for ducklings?
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

    23,096
    2,194
    501
    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    I recall starting to add grower into the starter during their third week. I ground up the pellets at first, and watched carefully to make sure they could handle them. For a while I also had some ground up oatmeal (not instant - the rolled oats) because the feed I could get was a little high in protein.

    Each day I would add a little more grower and a little less starter crumbles. By the end of about ten days they were eating the grower feed without needing it ground up.
     
  3. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    13,752
    59
    333
    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    I kept my ducklings on start n grow crumbles till 8 weeks old roughly then switched to Purina Flock Raiser until they began laying then I went to Purina Layena. I switch baack to Flock Raiser when they are not laying.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by