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Can my ducklings eat this?

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We just ran our of our ducklings' typical feed and we aren't getting the next shipment until tomorrow.

Our ducklings are ten days old and we were wondering if they could have some canned peas or a bit of chopped kale to hold them over until tomorrow, or are they still too young to eat that type of thing?

post #2 of 6
They'll need grit with it. You can also feed oats, but I don't know what kind of mix-ins you'd need for proper diet.

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Originally Posted by dotknott View Post

They'll need grit with it. You can also feed oats, but I don't know what kind of mix-ins you'd need for proper diet.

I gave them a few peas because they're desperately hungry-- will they be able to pass them without grit? They're only 10 days old, so they can't have grit yet, and we don't even own any to begin with! What should we do...?

post #4 of 6

let them outside for a bit for them to get their own "grit" or bring in a chunk of your yard for them. They can use that to help.

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I gave them a few peas because they're desperately hungry-- will they be able to pass them without grit? They're only 10 days old, so they can't have grit yet, and we don't even own any to begin with! What should we do...?

Of course they can have grit. If they were raised by a momma duck, they would have had grit from their very first day out of the nest.

post #6 of 6
Indeed they can have grit. It "isn't needed" when they're this young because most keepers feed a starter with which grit is unnecessary.

If their diet is made up of anything not commercial starter, they should be offered grit as well.

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My Flock: 5 ducks, 2 drakes - All Saxonies.

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My Flock: 5 ducks, 2 drakes - All Saxonies.

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