Ducklings not eating

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by 2boys1homestead, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. 2boys1homestead

    2boys1homestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, I just had 8 ducklings hatch this week and they seem to want to drink a lot and make a mess, but they haven't eaten hardly anything. I'm not seeing a lot of poop either. I got them chick feed that's unmedicated like I was supposed to. Not really sure what to do.
     
  2. Bills vs Beaks

    Bills vs Beaks Overrun With Chickens

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    Try wetting their food to a porridge consistency. Maybe that will help. Duckling poo is very watery so it may be its sinking into the bedding and you can't see it. Sorry that's all I can think of.
     
  3. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Knew I forgot stuff. Thanks
     
  5. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was just adding to your suggestions - team effort [​IMG]
     
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    Yep I know I didnt mean that sarcastically [​IMG]
     

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