Duckling Feeding Advice

  • 6 Replies
  • 1118 Views
*

darrena

  • Experienced Member
  • ***
  • Location: Andover
  • 103
Duckling Feeding Advice
« on: August 11, 2009, 11:06 »
Hi,
My two welsh harlequins are now 6-7 weeks old and I am still feeding them chick crumb.
I am right in saying that its about now that they should go on to grower pellets?
Also at what age should I start feeding them layer pellets?

Many Thanks
Darren

*

Vember

  • Guest
Re: Duckling Feeding Advice
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2009, 11:34 »
Hi Darren
It would be best if they went on to Growers feed now, I change all mine over by 3 weeks :)

I would change onto layers pellets at around 18 weeks :)


Sarah :D

*

darrena

  • Experienced Member
  • ***
  • Location: Andover
  • 103
Re: Duckling Feeding Advice
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2009, 17:19 »
Could it do any halm feeding them on crumbs for this long?
I sure soemone one advised me that you are better to feed them crumbs for longer rather than starting them on growers too early.

I'm a bit worried now, will go buy some organic growers tomorrow, drove round today loking but no where local had any in stock!!!

*

Vember

  • Guest
Re: Duckling Feeding Advice
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2009, 17:22 »
Only thing that could happen is angel wing, this happens when the wing feathers grow to quickly due to protein levels in chick crumb. The wings then drop as the feathers are heavier :(
Doesn't do them any harm but they will look odd :)


Sarah :)

*

darrena

  • Experienced Member
  • ***
  • Location: Andover
  • 103
Re: Duckling Feeding Advice
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2009, 17:25 »
One of the birds does have its wings resting slightly lower then the other bird, is this what you mean, will this sort its self out or will he/she have this for life

*

Foxy

  • Guest
Re: Duckling Feeding Advice
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2009, 17:41 »
well in angel wing it sort of sticks out to the side...

*

darrena

  • Experienced Member
  • ***
  • Location: Andover
  • 103
Re: Duckling Feeding Advice
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2009, 17:43 »
No this isnt stuck out they just sit a little low and he/she sometimes shifts her wings up higher, doesnt look that bad when I just went out as they have fully feathered up now and the wing sits inside the side/chest feather if you know what i mean!



xx
Duckling Advice Wanted Please

Started by Colernehens on The Hen House

8 Replies
1221 Views
Last post June 20, 2012, 20:58
by Colernehens
xx
Introducing new ducks, advice please plus duckling pics

Started by flangey on The Hen House

4 Replies
1596 Views
Last post May 09, 2010, 15:19
by Nails
xx
feeding advice please

Started by Hawkins on The Hen House

9 Replies
2041 Views
Last post January 18, 2010, 11:44
by Hawkins
xx
Feeding advice please

Started by jaws on The Hen House

5 Replies
2295 Views
Last post April 02, 2015, 22:11
by grinling
 

Page created in 0.221 seconds with 31 queries.

Powered by SMFPacks Social Login Mod
Powered by SMFPacks SEO Pro Mod |