can I feed my ducklings other than non medicated chick feed?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by thatduckguyy, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. thatduckguyy

    thatduckguyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I looked EVERYWHERE and didn't find it anywhere.. checked walmart petsmart petcetera EVERYWHERE. Is there anything I can give them? Thanks
     
  2. Hi! Most *medicated* chick starter has Amprollium, and is safe for ducklings.
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    Lisa
     
  3. thatduckguyy

    thatduckguyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i cant find that either I live in a city so its kinda hard
     
  4. Hi! If I had no access to 'chick starter', I would offer new ducklings a mix of cooked oatmeal, chopped hardboiled eggs, chopped greens.
    Good luck!
    Lisa
     
  5. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i cant find that either I live in a city so its kinda hard

    lot of petcos are now carrying chick starter.
     
  6. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't baby ducks also need niacin in their water?
     
  7. lovesgliders

    lovesgliders Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mealworms would also be great to feed the ducklings! If I had no access to starter crumbles I'd try to mimic what ducklings would get in the wild with their momma: greens and insects.
     
  8. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They do need niacin. Try googling "feed store". There has to be something even NYC has livestock feed available. Even if you have to drive a bit, I think it would be worth it. I considered mixing my own feed but in order to have a "balanced" feed there are alot of components.

    Just a question, where did you get your ducklings if you are not in an area with feed stores?
     

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