ducks and food

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MNmommy, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. MNmommy

    MNmommy Songster

    Mar 14, 2009
    central MN
    I have 2 call ducks that I got last week and they are just over a week old and right now they are eating chick food but saw I could feed them greens. I have a question do they need grit like chickens do? I gave then a little ripped up spinach and they loved it but didn't want to feed them too much incase they need grit.

    is there a list of what ducks can eat???

  2. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Songster

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    Hi hun. I belong to a pet duck group on yahoo that has a list of foods to feed ducks. It tells you what to feed when. I feed my 2 week old call ducks greens and I add a little grit in with their regular food.

    At 3 weeks old they say to transition th them from chick starter to duck grower because of the high protein of the chick starter. Ducks need less protein than chickens do.

    If you do a search for yahoo groups, the name of the group is PetDucksRUs. There is alot of vital information there and I'm really glad I joined.

  3. headred

    headred Songster

    Feb 28, 2009
    I mix the starter crumbles with scratch and then they roam the yard. Also fill in with kitchen vege scraps. They like anything you give em!

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