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Can my ducklings eat this?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ForestAlice, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. ForestAlice

    ForestAlice Out Of The Brooder

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    We just ran our of our ducklings' typical feed and we aren't getting the next shipment until tomorrow.
    Our ducklings are ten days old and we were wondering if they could have some canned peas or a bit of chopped kale to hold them over until tomorrow, or are they still too young to eat that type of thing?
     
  2. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They'll need grit with it. You can also feed oats, but I don't know what kind of mix-ins you'd need for proper diet.
     
  3. ForestAlice

    ForestAlice Out Of The Brooder

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    I gave them a few peas because they're desperately hungry-- will they be able to pass them without grit? They're only 10 days old, so they can't have grit yet, and we don't even own any to begin with! What should we do...?
     
  4. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    let them outside for a bit for them to get their own "grit" or bring in a chunk of your yard for them. They can use that to help.
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Of course they can have grit. If they were raised by a momma duck, they would have had grit from their very first day out of the nest.
     
  6. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Indeed they can have grit. It "isn't needed" when they're this young because most keepers feed a starter with which grit is unnecessary.

    If their diet is made up of anything not commercial starter, they should be offered grit as well.
     

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