Can you feed ducks fodder?

deedles

Songster
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Apr 5, 2007
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What do you sprout for the duck fodder? I sprouted some wheat but it got a little too long, do you think that if I cut it down it's safe to feed? I heard about longer fodder causing sour crop in chickens.

But I would like to know what you are sprouting.
 

Amiga

Overrun with Runners
Jan 3, 2010
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As long as ducklings are getting a tiny bit of chick sized grit at least a few days before they get something like fodder, they should be okay with it - and as long as it's just a small percentage of their food intake.

I did not think about fodder when mine were little - I do pretty much what dan26552 does - pretty much sprout it.

If you chop up the fodder into tiny bits it ought to be okay - I used to chop up lettuce and greens very finely and put it in cool water for a treat for the ducklings - they loved it! It was like cold lettuce and dandelion soup
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Here is my fodder setup.

 

Schmied forge

In the Brooder
Jan 21, 2016
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How would I make my own duckling feed they can eat? I don't like feeding them processed food... or would I just need a adult duck to raise them?
 

BuckDucks

In the Brooder
Apr 10, 2017
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As long as ducklings are getting a tiny bit of chick sized grit at least a few days before they get something like fodder, they should be okay with it - and as long as it's just a small percentage of their food intake.

I did not think about fodder when mine were little - I do pretty much what dan26552 does - pretty much sprout it.

If you chop up the fodder into tiny bits it ought to be okay - I used to chop up lettuce and greens very finely and put it in cool water for a treat for the ducklings - they loved it! It was like cold lettuce and dandelion soup
lol.png


Here is my fodder setup.

 

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