When to move to grower/finisher?

amshizzle

In the Brooder
Nov 12, 2015
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I have two Pekin ducks that turned 3 weeks on Tuesday.
I currently feed them Dumor chick starter/grower (20% protein) with added Brewer's Yeast.
They seem to be growing like weeds and are messy (and sometimes rude) but so adorable!
When do I move them to grower/finisher (15% protein)?
The back of the bag suggests 10 weeks but I have heard so many people say 2 or 3 weeks... .which means now!
Any suggestions?
 

Amiga

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I switched from starter to grower between 2 and 3 weeks, adding at first a little grower to the starter and increasing the grower till the starter was used up. That was based on Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks. I would keep up with the Brewer's Yeast for another 6 weeks or so.

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Amiga

Overrun with Runners
11 Years
Jan 3, 2010
23,218
2,824
551
Southern New England
I added a tiny tiny sprinkle once a day to the feed, per Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks, till they were going outside and foraging and picking up grit for themselves.

Some feeds have sand in them for grit, I have since learned. So check the label.
 

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