Grit for Ducklings

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by OldGuy43, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you give it to them separately or just mix it into there feed?
  2. r4eboxer

    r4eboxer Crooked Creek Poultry

    Sep 20, 2011
    Some feed has grit already added. Most flock raisers that are crumbles come with grit added. If you are using a chick starter that does not have grit added you can just offer a bowl of grit along side the food bowl. The ducks will gobble it up pretty fast and make mud of it so be sure to check it often to refreshen.
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    I took Holderread's lead on this, adding just a sprinkle (teaspoon or two) of chick grit on their morning bowl (6" diameter) of crumbles. This was for ducklings. A few months later when they were outside most, then all the time, I stopped, since they get grit from foraging.

    I would add it for ducklings into their food, as there was a story in Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks about a duckling that perished because it filled up on the free choice grit. This is likely very rare, but I did not want to risk it.

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