3 week old ducklings

Massey

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Hi all, went out this morning to buy some 18-22 week old ducks and of course I picked up some 3 week old ducklings as well, not overly prepared for these so have a few questions,

Will ducklings this age eat pellets.
I've got pellets (not sure what they are called but they are between chick starter and layers)are these ok for this age ducklings,
 

Miss Lydia

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You could grind up the pellets or offer them and see if they will eat them. you could also make a fermented feed which is what I feed. Most important thing is to be sure your ducks are getting enough Vitamin B3 [Niacin] which since this is duck feed should have enough. I think your probably close enough to offer the feed with their age.

In case your interested in the FF.. https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/no-strain-hot-water-easy-fermented-feed-method-w-video
 
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DemonicFowl

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Should be fine your basically giving them a week head start on feed. Normally at 4 weeks you up grade there feed anyway. If they can't eat the pellets I put the pellets in their water and make a slurry. Might be a little messy but eh ;P
 

Massey

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Thanks very much for your help, was worried there that they either weren't eating or I was poisoning them, but I've use a pestle and mortal on some pellets and made it into a wet paste and they are eating away,

Can I use coarse sand as grit?
 

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