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grit for ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MNmommy, May 7, 2009.

  1. MNmommy

    MNmommy Songster

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    do ducks need grit and if so what kind. I have granite for my chicks is that ok?
     

  2. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Crowing

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    If ducks are allowed out and have access to dirt they will pick up small stones themselves.
    If kept in enclosures they need to be given grit
     
  3. MNmommy

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    they are just 2 weeks and I have been giving leaf spinach and today they played in the pond and ate algae and dandelion leaves but didn't see them eat any dirt. So is the granite grit ok then??
     
  4. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Crowing

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    granite grit will work.
     
  5. HenMamma

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    Thank you for posting this, I was wondering the same thing!
     
  6. goosedragon

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    Quote:Interduce it slowly otherwise they may tend to overdo it which can cause problems.
     

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