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Need advice for Muscovy care please

Just Bought two moscovy ducks and a drake a few days ago. Been feedthem oats from a feeder. What should I feed them and how much? Is the feeder ok or should I put the food into the water bucket so they can get it out of the water?
Any help is greatly appreciated!

Finefowl
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

my muscovys get layers pellets same as hens, an as a treat they get whole wheat in a shallow dish of water

pearl
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

I recently bought ducks and was feeding them layers like my other ducks. Unfortunately they did not eat it and I called the seller. They were previously on barley and flaked maize. Check with the seller to see what they were on.

Jungo
Sunday, November 4th, 2018

Thanks for the advice. I now use layers pellets in the chicken feeder and give oats in the shallow bucket of water and theyre doin fine. Even my goose eats the same way and its workin great. I know geese are grazers so i do cut grass with the lawn mower and throw that in too for her.

Finefowl
Thursday, November 15th, 2018

no, muscovys do not graze like geese, just pick like chickens.
lawn clippings should not really be fed to any animal , as there can be petrol on it, an it ferments fairly quickly too, an can cause problems.

pearl
Friday, November 16th, 2018

Its the goose thats with the muscovys thats a grazer. Maybe i could have explained better lol.
Thanks for the help

Finefowl
Saturday, November 17th, 2018


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