Will chicken starter mix be okay for my duckling?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by collingwood, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. collingwood

    collingwood Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a baby duckling and I also have lots of chicken starter mix and I was wondering if that will be okay?
     
  2. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Overrun With Chickens

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    As long as it isn't medicated you are good to go. You will need to add niacin though either by Brewers yeasts or add a table to their water.
     
  3. collingwood

    collingwood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks!
     
  4. collingwood

    collingwood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is it okay for for my my older ducks?
     
  5. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Overrun With Chickens

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    The protein content it pretty high for adults. What about an all flock?
     
  6. collingwood

    collingwood Chillin' With My Peeps

    What do you mean an all flock?
     
  7. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Overrun With Chickens

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    I believe it's Purina, but it's an all flock food. It does have a high protein content as well though and I only use it for my ducklings. Once they get older I use grower till egg laying age for my females. My males staid on the grower pellets.
     

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