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Can ducks have mixed corn under water?
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Bit of a silly question really, but I just wanted to be sure. I've got hens, bantams and ducks that all free range together and I've now got them all on Allen & Page Smallholder pellets and mash that A & P said would be fine for all poultry/waterfowl (they used to have separate feed, but they all ate each others anyhow). Up to now I've given the ducks wheat in their dibble buckets and trays, and mixed corn (wheat and cut maize) for the hens. Is there any reason that I can't put the mixed corn under water for the ducks too? It would make buying and storing the feed a lot easier if I could reduce the number of different sacks! <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />
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[quote name='Kate' date='29 January 2012 - 09:26 PM' timestamp='1327872365' post='250394']

Bit of a silly question really, but I just wanted to be sure. I've got hens, bantams and ducks that all free range together and I've now got them all on Allen & Page Smallholder pellets and mash that A & P said would be fine for all poultry/waterfowl (they used to have separate feed, but they all ate each others anyhow). Up to now I've given the ducks wheat in their dibble buckets and trays, and mixed corn (wheat and cut maize) for the hens. Is there any reason that I can't put the mixed corn under water for the ducks too? It would make buying and storing the feed a lot easier if I could reduce the number of different sacks! <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />

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I feed my duck grain in water, but I always make it that I can emtpy the water and left grains daily to stop spent grains souring the water.



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[quote name='nest-trapper' date='29 January 2012 - 09:32 PM' timestamp='1327872745' post='250395']

I feed my duck grain in water, but I always make it that I can emtpy the water and left grains daily to stop spent grains souring the water.



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I've got 18 of the beggars, so there isn't usually any left to go sour! <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' /> Do you give yours just wheat, or mixed grain?
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[quote name='Kate' date='29 January 2012 - 10:01 PM' timestamp='1327874479' post='250400']

I've got 18 of the beggars, so there isn't usually any left to go sour! <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' /> Do you give yours just wheat, or mixed grain?

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Be warned even 1 left grain can sour water over night, I treat mine with a mix of wheat50% barley35% naked oats10% and kibbled maize5%.



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mine eat the mixed corn left out for the chickens, they still happy enough . the mixed corn i get has sunflower seeds mixed in as well .. luckily the chickens get the the sunflower seeds way before the ducks have chance to get a look in .
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