Can I mix......

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Jadeann123, May 22, 2019.

  1. Jadeann123

    Jadeann123 Chirping

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    My duckling Ebay will not eat his duck food! I can get him to eat a little of duck starter grower food if I make it mushy but thats it.

    Now I don't know if its because he started on non medicated chick food when he hatched? He hatched earlier then I expected and Duck starter still had a few days to go in the mail and the Local Tractor Supply had nothing for Duckies.

    Ebay will eat the chick food, I know its not the best for ducks, but my question is... How can I get Ebay to start eating his food? Or just mix both foods half and half? Wont he just pick around the duck food and not eat it?
     

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  2. 21hens-incharge

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    How wet are you making it?
    I believe ducks like it rather soupy.

    I will tag a more duck experienced person to help.....
    @Miss Lydia
    Can you advise here?
     
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  3. Jadeann123

    Jadeann123 Chirping

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    Yes its soupy, but he only eats a little and wont quit peeping and nipping at me till I get the chick food out.

    Thank you.. Im a first time hatcher and duck owner, all the advice I can get is greatly appreciated.
     
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  4. christylynne11

    christylynne11 Chirping

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    The chick food is non-medicated, right? Are you feeding crumbles or pellets? Ducklings can't swallow pellets until almost 4 weeks old. But they usually have no trouble gobbling up starter crumbles. I start mine with non-medicated chick starter crumbles and switch to flock raiser pellets at 4 weeks.
     
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  5. Jadeann123

    Jadeann123 Chirping

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    Yes I made sure it was non-medicated, and they are crumbles.. Duck starter is a finer crumble so I thought he would like it better.. First day he loved the duck starter, second day only ate it when I made it mushy, now he wont eat it at all. Food and water available 24/7. Food filled with duck food and wont even nibble at it.
     
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    Jadeann123 Chirping

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    Just jumps around boarder peeping as loud as he can till I get the chick food out
     
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  7. christylynne11

    christylynne11 Chirping

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    Eh, just give him the non-medicated chick crumbles. He'll be fine. I don't like adding water to their food because it can cause them to inhale mold spores, which are deadly to ducks.
     
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  8. Jadeann123

    Jadeann123 Chirping

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    Ok. Thank you very much
     
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  9. 21hens-incharge

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    Is he an only duckling?
     
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