Duck treats

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by backyard redneck, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. backyard redneck

    backyard redneck Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,

    I am new to ducks and I bought four ducklings 3 pekin and 1 mallard.I named
    the 3 pekin hidiing,seeking, and peeking.I
    was wondering what type of treats to give
    them and if they need grit.

    Thanks so much
     
  2. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you feed treats you will need to offer grit. I use pet bird grit buy at Walmart, I just pick out the bits of oyester shell. Good treats are dandelion greens and redleaf lettuce. Just be sure to chop it finely so your ducklings don't choke. A really cool thing to do once it gets a little warmer outside is to set your brooder out on the porch at night for a little while. Leave the heat lamp on in place, it wll attract all sorts of bugs and will be an all you can eat buffet for your ducklings to enjoy!
     
  3. Llysse

    Llysse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooooh... that's a good idea, Picco. I'll have to try that with my chicks!

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  4. backyard redneck

    backyard redneck Out Of The Brooder

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    neat idea bout the bugs at night! Also, do ducks need nest boxes like chikens? or will they lay eggs in a ground nest?
     
  5. chickens^^

    chickens^^ Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]I feed my pekings scrach grains.... and bread. mostly they need water. alot of water. They do lay ground nests in either hay or dirt, but really they will lay anywhere. They do try to hide the eggs though.
     
  6. SandraChick

    SandraChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    my ducks get locked up every night...and since they lay early in the morning, the egg is always in the coop. She didn't regularly lay in the same place until I added a golf ball!

    Sandra
     

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