We're planning on getting three new ducklings next week, one Rouen, one Khaki Campbell and one Cayuga! I've done a bunch of research and have a basic idea of what I need to do. I'm just wondering if there's any information you'd suggest I know before bringing these new babies home? The plan is to keep them in the basement where it's decently warm for the first few weeks (yes I've been told about the smell :) Is it okay to use pine shaving? I know what to do with the heat and decreasing the temperature every week. What's grit and what's it used for? Also if anyone has one of these breeds I'd love to hear what you have to say about them! Also I read you can feed them some treats while they're still young such as weeds, peas, kale and oatmeal...any thoughts on this? If we use a regular water feeder do you suggest putting marbles in it or have you found they're fine without them. How often do you change the bedding while they're babies? Is chick feed okay? Sorry for so many questions, just want to be as ready as possible before they're here! If you have anything else to add, PLEASE ADD! I'll take as much information as possible!! Thanks so much and I'm beyond excited!
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3/17/16 at 7:16pm