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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 7:59 pm 
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hello guys.
i just wanted to know what sort of feed do you give your muscovys? i feed mine golden yolk layer pellets and wheat ? would my birds be getting feed right from this sort of feed? also i was going to give them some poultry mix is that better than pellets and wheat? any help would be great in giving my birds the right tucker regards jase

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I feed my ducks the Golden Layer pellets too and they seem very healthy. They also wander around my paddocks and swim in the channel every day so they are eating plenty of grass and slugs etc.

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Iread a book that talks about pig pellets.The book "For the love of ducks"is By Nyiri Murtagh I got it from the library.Great information for us not so great Cheers


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I feed my ducks a mix of pellets and grains

i use the grains because of the cold climate
and prefer the grain in their diet because of the mess the pellets make when coming out the other end of the duck.....ewww

the mix below is usually used on my breeders
I dont use this in their down time

I mix up a proportional mix

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pellets
Cracked corn
rolled Barley
wheat

(if you are feeding to fatten for market avoid the corn as it colours their meat)
a few times a week mine get a feed of the above mix with some mashed potatoes in it, and when the ducks are laying i use some powdered milk in their evening feed.

I never feed their grains and pellets dry, I add just enough water to make it crumbly.

Mine have access to pasture and a dam most days
on the days that they dont (at times they have to be locked away and have no green feed, I add a slosh of codliver oil to their feed...lots of Vit A)

When the ducklings are on the ground I add some meat meal to their rations to help their feathering, I try to stay away from Chick starter or turkey starter as I have has issues with angel wings....

my ducks are possibly a little on the chubby side but given the extreme temps here (another -3 morning today) I like to have a bit of meat on them
particularly the Muscovies....I cut back on the fattening feed when the summer arrives.

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I have but one Mussie (at the moment! :lol: ) and dear old Teapot eats whatever is going! But then again so do my other ducks.
She loves celery and will hiss her face off to get some with cream cheese on it! Most partial to fruit but she only gets that as a weekly treat and goes absolutely crackers for bananas!
I use mixed grain with a dash of water to make it crumbly and also my chooks wont eat it if it is damp. Sometimes I add a big dollop of plain yoghurt which they love or if I am feeling very homely, I grate apple and carrot into the mix.
DH reckons the ducks dinner gets more attention than he does.
I reckon if he started laying eggs then he'd probably get the same attention they do!
Sounded fair and reasonable to me. :lol:

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Iread a book that talks about pig pellets.The book "For the love of ducks"is By Nyiri Murtagh I got it from the library.Great information for us not so great Cheers


I have this book as well and looked into the pig pellets... hells bells they are dear to buy. :cry:

So mine get a mix of layer pellets, and other goodies mixed in either as a mash or dry, plus kitchen scraps and greens.

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I have four muscovys, 3 ladies and a boy. They love lettuce, pineapple, bread in water. One in particular loves tomato. They all love watermelon as well, but when they eat watermelon, it comes out the other end the same colour. Its quite strange. They also get a laying pellet, same as my chickens. They don't complain!


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Where do you all buy the wheat and the barley? I would like to feed my duck something that wouldnt be so messy coming out the other end!


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I get my wheat and barley from the produce / stock feed supplier, I buy mine in 30kg bags.

When getting the barley, make sure you get the rolled barley the hulls are pointy and so can be hard to get down if not rolled....ouch


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If you only have one or two then petstock sell smaller bags.We buy bulk due to what we are feeding so it works out cheaper. :)


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