So, I'm praying with all my might that Alexis, my duck, will hatch out some ducklings. She's been sitting on her eggs for a while now, so I have hope. What I was wondering is: what can I feed my ducklings (on a tight budget) that can be fed to Alexis as well. I've heard that people are using chick starter if they can't find water fowl starter......Would starter be alright for her? Right now, since she's free to walk around all day, I'm giving her cracked corn, just so she has something to eat while she sits. (I keep the food dish right next to her nest). Would just cracked corn be enough for ducklings, or do they need more. Also, I planned on keeping them in their house with only here until they're say, a month old? I have two drakes, and I've heard they can kill the ducklings. They'd have a very shallow feed dish and a rubber tub for a water tub. Too high for them? If I can't use that, what can I? I'm a complete novice at this, so I need help. I don't know if they'll even hatch, but maybe. So if they do, I want it as stress-free as humanly (or duckly) possible. Thank you!