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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:14 pm 
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After my great sucess at Seymour with my muscovys the judge commented that the girls where a bit light which I am aware of and have been trying to deal with for awhile.
So what do I do?
Pollard,layers,corn,wheat worming them any other ideas.
just one comment I have a few so dont want a feeding regime that requires large time imput


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:56 pm 
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High carbohydrates and high protein.

Lots of grain, any leftover rice/pasta you have, and anything else like meat/snails/mealworms etc.

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Rice/pasta may be the way to go might turn them into body builders
Thanks for that :)


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i remember that when my mussies were from 1 to 4-5 months I used to cook some of the old grains in the cupboard for them ( bean, lentils, etc.. even brown rice) they used to love them.... but when they grew older their interest changed..


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witch bread have largest eggs, witch smallest?

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I've been given a trial bag of this stuff that has barley and chocolate shavings in it from a well known duck breeder/shower in our district. He says it will fatten them and i'm trialling it for a few weeks on some drakes i'm fattening. He also says his ducks get fat on Barley.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:09 am 
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Now that is an interesting diet let us now how it goes. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:07 pm 
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darrssy wrote:
I've been given a trial bag of this stuff that has barley and chocolate shavings in it from a well known duck breeder/shower in our district. He says it will fatten them and i'm trialling it for a few weeks on some drakes i'm fattening. He also says his ducks get fat on Barley.


Hmm, not sure about chocolate flavoured ducks, but if it has orange in it, well, you're half way there! :lol:


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Personally I have found whole blocks of chocolate eaten while watching a good movie works well for me :rofl:
So why not shavings for duck.
Years ago my mum had a skinny sick duck that she was trying to nurse back to health. She cooked up some samolina for breakfast for us and put chocolate in it. There was too much left over so she fed it to the skinny duck. The white duck ended up with a brown bib and a mess everywhere, but he did seem to enjoy eating it.

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chocolate and ducks? won't they get sick? lol and it thought duckie was weird for liking dr. pepper. :rofl:

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