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Am i going to need chick grit?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Going Quackers, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Just thought of this, since these ducklings cannot get outside... i gather i need some chick grit, in the past i have never needed a thing, they went outside with mama, well i am snowing and really cold..

    I gave mama some peas yesterday which they ignored but i am going to need to increase her options as she can no longer forage, so up comes that grit issue.

    I am thinking correctly here, right? been a long week lol
     
  2. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    If the chicks are only eating mash or crumbles, they will not need grit right now because they can digest those without it. If you are giving them other treats, then it would be best to give them some grit.
     
  3. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They'll need something if momma is going to be getting anything extra. My ducklings always eventually get into whatever mom has. I'd say better safe than sorry.
     
  4. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    There ducklings, there in with their mama but poor girl is a free ranged duck but it's still very much winter so neither she nor her babes can leave, so i will be supplementing her diet. In the past i have had warm weather hatches so everyone is outside and has natural access to digestive aid.
     
  5. Going Quackers

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    Just what i thought, thanks!
     

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