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feeding ducks
« on: December 27, 2009, 11:09 »
Is it ok to feed uncrushed corn to ducks ?

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Foxy

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Re: feeding ducks
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2009, 12:01 »
would've thought they were too big, ducks dont have crops to store food like chickens do, just my opinion though. I feed mine this time of year a mix of 50:50 pellets and grains

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Re: feeding ducks
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2009, 17:47 »
I feed mine wheat but often feed it in water.
When you buy a bag of "mixed corn" it includes wheat - confused yet?
So what sort of corn do you mean?
I have been upping my runner's grain ration and reducing their pellets as when I move them to the field/pond I am hoping to let them forage for more of their food naturally and knock the pellets on the head completely. (I don't like commercially prepared food).
What sort of grains do you feed, Foxy?

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Re: feeding ducks
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2009, 18:15 »
Hi rubellite, I feed either wheat with pellets, or mixed corn mixed with pellets :lol:

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Re: feeding ducks
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2009, 18:18 »
Hi Foxy  :)
So that is whole corn then (as opposed to crushed) ??

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Re: feeding ducks
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2009, 18:23 »
No, I never feed whole corn, always crushed, wheat is different though :D

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Re: feeding ducks
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2009, 16:45 »
Thanks for all the help. They seem happy (and fat) with just grazing and crushed corn. ^ 6 months old now and not an egg in sight yet. Am I spoiling them with food ?  ;), maybe they are having just to merry a Christmas.

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Re: feeding ducks
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2009, 18:28 »
In 5 to 6 weeks they will be laying! :D :D

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Re: feeding ducks
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2010, 09:01 »
In 5 to 6 weeks they will be laying! :D :D
thanks for that foxy. i will look forward to that first egg.



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