Ducks can be given their feed in dry mash, a combination of dry/wet mash, or pellets. They should never be given access to feed without water nearby. … Ducks do not normally need medicated feed since they are resistant to most of the common avian disease. Medicated chicken feed can be toxic to waterfowl.
Can ducks eat layer mash?
A mixed flock can be fed regular chicken layer feed. Ducks do require slightly higher levels of niacin than chickens, so adding some brewer’s yeast is a good idea. … Ducks also need free-choice grit and calcium just like chickens do.
Can you feed chickens just laying mash?
Laying mash is not suitable for chicks
Laying mashes typically contain 2.5% to 3.5% calcium. Growing chickens require only 1.2% calcium in their feed. If you feed high-calcium diets to growing chickens, kidney damage can result. It is not a great idea to feed laying mash to all of your poultry, especially young chicks.
What is the best feed for Ducklings?
Coarse sand or chick-sized grit needs to be available to the ducklings at all times to help them grind their food. I have found ducklings to be more picky about treats than chicks, but anything green, worms, cooked spaghetti, watermelon, corn and halved grapes all seem to be favorites.