what to feed my ducklings & Ducks??
Ok, I'm going to sound like the worse owner in the world - but I promise you I have been trying so hard to find some good info on feeding ducks/ducklings, but what I have found is well not a lot.
I have 2 mini appleyard call ducklings that I hatch just over a week ago - my other half and I thought they weren't going to hatch, but they did!
Now before they hatched I spoke to a guy who was selling mini appleyard haching eggs and I spoke to him about what to feed and when (I think asking a breeder is always a good place to start) But he worried me - he told me that I should only feed them chick crumb for 1 week and then start them on growers pellets as they will end up with funny feathers if they on crumbs for any longer.
Is he right??
I'm feeding them a 50/50 mix because I can't find out anything - I've even emailed other breeders but had no replies as yet.
Now, what do I feed them when they are older - I take it I feed them growers pellets till they 16 weeks??
I have read that a mix of wheat and chicken layers pellets is ok, not I can get waterfowl pellets but we have chickens so do you think it will be ok to use the chicken layer pellets??
Any duck advice woud be so helpful and there isn't much out there (not that I can find)