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Duckling

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by thomascmrn, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. thomascmrn

    thomascmrn Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I have ducklings about to hatch my call duck hen is hatching them but is there a special type of water I should give the ducklings and would u let her rasie them or should I?
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Clear fresh water and if she wants to raise the Ducklings they are far better off with Momma Duck.....:)

    Congrats....;)


    Cheers!
     
  3. Ashleymarie529

    Ashleymarie529 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let the mama do her thing! This is a good opportunity to watch God's creation do what is was designed to do. We can learn a lot from that :D

    When in doubt, go the natural route!
     
  4. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely let mom raise them so much better for them. She will teach them everything they need to know. For the water just make sure its something than can easily access, and could get out of on their own if they were to fall in, or follow mom in.
     
  5. thomascmrn

    thomascmrn Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thx what type of feed do u guys recommend
     
  6. EmilyP

    EmilyP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Start with a chick starter/grower crumble NON-medicated. Mom can eat that too to get her strength back up after sitting for so long! When are they due to hatch??
     
  7. Ashleymarie529

    Ashleymarie529 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Flock raiser is what I use! I think it's purina... or Manna pro? Can't remember but it's the only one at Tractor supply called flock raiser. Or you can use "All Flock" same thing.
     
  8. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens



    Depending on your location?......I feed Duck starter.....UFA in Alberta Canada....:)
     
  9. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would use flock raiser - purina or nutrena
     
  10. Ashleymarie529

    Ashleymarie529 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I knew something was weird about you! Canadian! Lol jk [​IMG]
     

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