Can we give veggie treats to ducklings?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by tazzy, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. tazzy

    tazzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Apr 2, 2008
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    my ducklings are three weeks old. can I give them treats, like lettuce? if so, what are all of my treat options? and how much is okay to give?

    if not, what is the proper age?

    thanks!
     
  2. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    Ducks are good foragers. Do not overfeed them bread. Try bits of veggies 1st. Some ducks can be picky on what they want to eat.
     
  3. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    I kind of chop up my lettuce for them, too. I don't think they can "chew" but smaller pieces go right in. I also grate carrots for them, and they seem to like it.
    Someone said cabbage, too, but mine don't seem to like it [​IMG]
     
  4. kwack

    kwack Out Of The Brooder

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    We just put our 3 day old ducklings in the tub. We kept it shallow at first and threw in peas. They had a blast. We then added more water and they had their first swim! They were a real treat to watch.
     
  5. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
    Connecticut

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