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Whats a good food for ducks
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markct    Posted 08-07-2003 at 08:52:24       [Reply]  [No Email]

we have three little pet ducks that keep the goats company here. when we got them from TSC the guy told us to get chick starter, i forget what percent it was, but we fed them that and we are almost outa that, so what should i be feeding them now? they seem to eat alot of stuff outa the ground but come winter they wont be able to do that, what should i feed them, and should i just let them find there own food in the summer? i attached a pic but unfopurtanatly ya cant see them very well in the grass in front of the goat


Prolly    Posted 08-07-2003 at 16:36:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Purina Duck Chow?


Ayuh...    Posted 08-08-2003 at 04:56:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
See the link...

Salmoneye


KellyGa    Posted 08-07-2003 at 12:33:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mine I used to have ate the cracked corn and duck feed. But as a treat I would fill a baby pool with some water, and then buy a bucket of minnows from the bait store and throw them in. Man, they LOVED that!


Paula    Posted 08-07-2003 at 12:47:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Minnows, what an excellent idea. Does it make their
eggs or meat taste fishy? How often would you do it?

Paula


KellyGa    Posted 08-07-2003 at 14:06:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
About once a week as a treat. It really got them going! They loved chasing those fish! They always laid plenty of eggs, didn't seem to change the taste any far as I could tell.


Ewww...    Posted 08-07-2003 at 12:58:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
One thing I will not shoot is a Diving Duck...Also called 'fish duck'...

Talk about the worst tasting gamiest meat on the planet...

Salmoneye


LH    Posted 08-07-2003 at 10:34:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Our ducks get scratch grain and cracked corn and some laying mash when they steal it form the chickens. They also love fresh grass and greens so put them in part of your yard you dont mind them eating down and turning into a mudhole every rainstorm


markct    Posted 08-07-2003 at 16:04:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
yea they love to eat grass and stuff outa the ground, they have free range of the yard, they walk right thru the fences so they can eat what they want to


Sven    Posted 08-07-2003 at 10:30:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
cracked corn if you can get it, or any other small grain, such as oats, barley, wheat, etc.
If your TSC store had the chick starter, they also should have something for older poultry. Anything that is good for chickens should work for the ducks. I would feed them only a little, let them be ducks and scrounge for some of their food.


RichZ    Posted 08-07-2003 at 10:19:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
There are commercially made duck feeds. I know Agway makes duck feed, if you are near one. I'm pretty sure Blue Seal also makes duck feed.


Red Dave    Posted 08-07-2003 at 09:34:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't think ducks are picky eaters, at least wild ducks don't seem to be anyway.
I've heard of people feeding them dog food, but I don't know what brand, or if it really is good for them or not.
If you have a feed mill or farm store in your area, they can probably supply the right feed or recommend sombody who can.


That's easy...    Posted 08-07-2003 at 08:54:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
You feed them Quackers of course...

Sorry...

I need more coffee...

Salmoneye

;-)


Ours eat whatever......    Posted 08-07-2003 at 11:33:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
anybody else is eating that they can get their beaks into, then assorted bugs and whatever they can glean from the manure of the larger animals. Touching, huh? Cindi


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