We have recently made the decision to keep ducks instead of chickens. After months of research we ordered 4 Welsh Harlequins from Metzer Farms. They are arriving in a couple weeks and I couldn't be more excited! However there are a few questions i have about their care.
1. What brand of chick starter/grower should i use? I have scoured the internet and tractor supply Co. for duckling specific food to no avail. I know they need more protein than chickens but we plan to ferment their feed.
2. When should I provide the ducklings with chick grit?
3. What type of heat bulb should i use? I have heard that red bulbs stress the ducklings more than white light, but has anyone had success with a ceramic heat emitter? should the bulb stay on 24/7 or should I turn it off at night?
Thank You so Much !!!