Originally Posted by kirrty
Thank you for your reply. Duckling started drinking 24 hours after hatching and I showed it how to eat, it's very different from yesterday I thought I was going to lose it. I think it was very tired the hatching took around 48 hours. I'm now playing mumma duck to a very curious happy duckling.
That is great news. Very happy for you.
If your not using duck starter for the lil one we always rec. that you add either niacin or brewers yeast to their diet for the first 10 weeks ducklings need more niacin that is in chick starter. For me it is easier to get Brewers yeast[not baking yeast] and add to top of feed daily but some use plain niacin tablets and crush and add to their drinking water it has to be plain niacin not time released or flush free. 125mg of niacin in a gallon of water or 1Tab of Brewers yeast to 1 cup of feed.
niacin deficiency can cause lameness and neurological problems
Please post some pics we'd love to see the lil one.