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Ducklings and grit?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by blufangirl, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. blufangirl

    blufangirl Chirping

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    My ducklings are around a week old now and I would like to start giving them treats. I looked at buying chick grit for them but the bag says they should be two weeks old for it. I also read somewhere that you can start by giving them a clump of grass with dirt still attached and the dirt will act as grit.looking for advice. Ideas opinions. Should I wait another week for grit and treats, start with grass and dirt or go ahead and start grit and treats now?
     

  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

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    The only grit I use is the sod clumps, or a dish of sand. What type of treats? In general all young poultry are better off getting only the starter for the first few months in order not to develop any deficiencies.
     
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  3. blufangirl

    blufangirl Chirping

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    I am meaning like greens and veggies.
     
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    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

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    chickens really likes this.
  5. I buy Grit and with Ducklings I just sprinkle like pepper on the treat...Ducklings won't seek it out and only need it every couple of days..Only if fed other stuff other than feed..
     

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