Do Ducks need grit like chickens????

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by redhen, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    thanks for any help, Wendy:)
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Grit: Ducks that have access to dirt will pick up small stones on their own and don't need supplemental grit offered. If your ducks are kept in enclosures without access to dirt, sprinkle a small amount of grit on their food once a week.

    from http://www.forthebirdsdvm.com/ducks.htm
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    thanks!...[​IMG]
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

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    Your welcome! [​IMG]
     
  5. xfilesnumber1fan

    xfilesnumber1fan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ducks are always picking through the yard..but I still put alittle in the food once and awhile to make sure..
     
  6. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    i bought a small bag and i just added some of it to their feed mix... but mine don't like to go pickin in the dirt that often
     
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:thanks...but with my 2..it seems like everytime i try to sprinkle chick grit on their food..they wont eat it....picky little brats!...lol
     
  8. xfilesnumber1fan

    xfilesnumber1fan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:thanks...but with my 2..it seems like everytime i try to sprinkle chick grit on their food..they wont eat it....picky little brats!...lol

    I know picky mine pick out the cracked corn and put it in a pile and only eat the multi-flock pellets! But I am sure they still get some corn and the grit is mixed in..So I am sure they get some of it too...
     
  9. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    see it's fuuny your ducks are picky, mine are the opposite! they will eat ANYTHING! including (but not limited to, lol) paper, cardboard, hair, their own poop, cotton (for a puppy pad), any sort of fuzz of the floor, feathers, etc.. what weirdos...
     
  10. redhen

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    i even tried tricking them today...i mixed it in their scrambled eggs and veggies....nope...turned up their nose....snooty ducks, i tell ya!...[​IMG]
     

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