Feed ducklings

ElleMc

Songster
Apr 17, 2017
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My mama duck just had ducklings. She generally forages for food - we have several acres and a pond - and I supplement with a little bird seed daily. She just had ducklings. Can the ducklings have bird seed with a little brewer's yeast mixed in? I expect they'll probably start foraging with their mama when they are old enough, but I want to make sure they are getting enough niacin.

TIA
 

ElleMc

Songster
Apr 17, 2017
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Southaven, MS
Bird seed is not nutritionaly complete. But better then starving.
They have 5 acres and a pond (including a garden with multiple greens and fruit and flowers). They aren't even close to unhealthy or starving. The bird seed is just to keep them coming home at night. When I give them duck food, it just goes bad unless it's in the winter when that's their primary diet.
 

ElleMc

Songster
Apr 17, 2017
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Southaven, MS
They need feed for poultry or water fowl why don’t you feed your ducks anything but bird seed? Especially ducklings they need a good start. What breed?
They forage (they have 5 acres and a pond, including a garden with multiple greens, flowers, and fruit). The bird seed is just a treat to keep them coming home at night so I can put them up. She's a Khaki and the dad is a Mallard. In the winter they get a proper diet, but in the summer, if I put out duck food it just goes bad because they won't eat it. They have 5 acres and a pond and are quite healthy. I'm just concerned right now for the little ones.
 

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