Dont have baby duck food, what can I feed my ducklings? *pictures**

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ZoeS95423, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. ZoeS95423

    ZoeS95423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, so I havent been able to make it to the store to get baby duck food, and they just hatched yesterday, but they keep trying to eat the shavings in the bottom of the tote I have them in ( temporary till more hatch) So Can I give them anything like oatmeal? Or something.

    This is Yesterday in the incubator still.
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    And this is today, 24 hours later, all dried off [​IMG]

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    They are trout indian runner ducklings [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2011
  2. flnatv

    flnatv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have any unmedicated chick starter?
     
  3. ZoeS95423

    ZoeS95423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, thats what I need to go to the store to get...
     
  4. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

    Mashed peas?
     
  5. ZoeS95423

    ZoeS95423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ^^ I never thought about that one.
     
  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    If you or a friend or neighbor has dry cat kibble, you can grind that up fine and mix it with an equal to two portions of finely chopped up rolled oats (not instant) and moisten it. I'd also add a tiny sprinkle of chick sized grit (or clean play sand) to get their little tummies going.
     
  7. ZoeS95423

    ZoeS95423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have dry dog food? I dont know if that is the same though. I only have instant oats... Would mashed up peas work until later today though? I can get to town later in the aafternoon.
     
  8. Amiga

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    Do you have any chicken eggs? You could boil one and mash it up good and add a little bit of it to the mashed peas for a little protein and cholesterol.
     
  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    If you have medicated chick starter that is fine for them as long as the medication in it is amprolium.
     
  10. ZoeS95423

    ZoeS95423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have duck eggs, but no chicken eggs... But I do have the peas.
     

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