when do you switch your ducklings from starter to pellets

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by showjumper_girl2002, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just wondering at what age you switch ducklings over from starter feed to pellets?
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:I do it at 1 month, by then the crumble is gone and they are old enough to eat what the rest of the flock eats, I feed Purina Flock raiser.
     
  3. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Quote:I do it at 1 month, by then the crumble is gone and they are old enough to eat what the rest of the flock eats, I feed Purina Flock raiser.

    X2 except we feed the Nutrena version
     
  4. ugly ducky

    ugly ducky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I switch mine when they are old enough to go outside, which is usually about 4 weeks. Bantam ducks a little longer. With them it's whenever I figure they're big enough to eat the pellets.
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2011
  5. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    I hatch year round- so always have a bag of each opened - I dont have a set time- sometimes it can depend on how low one or the other bag is getting- If the starter is very low- I might start some ducklings on the grower crumble I use a little earlier than the last batch- but generally its around the one month old mark. Then from about 6 - 8 weeks they go to a mix of what I feed the adult and the grower crumble. After 12 weeks they just eat the layer pellets with the adults.
     

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