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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:57 pm 
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:?: Would like some advice as to when to start introducing grower pellets to ducklings. They are 4 weeks old and on chick starter. Also, are grower pellets the best for them or is something else better. Many thanks, Judy

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NU duck grower is the best - failing that chook grower are fine - they can be on that from day 1, so fine to move them up now (depending what breed, calls have trouble with the big ones).

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TOH can you tell me the difference between the chook grower and duck, is it the protein level. They dont have the duck grower in at my local produce store so would have to order it. Is it worth it, does it make a big difference. Have not had a problem before.


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My ducklings are 4 weeks old now and they are on grower crumble mixed with layer mash. They eat it well and are growing well to.

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there is a difference in the make up - ducklings intake of water/food is much higher than chooks.

Main thing, is the duck feed does not have the cocisiodis medication (which chickens need, but ducklings dont).

You can use the chook crumbs/grower/pellets without a problem, it just has things the ducks dont need.

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