grit

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by hfchristy, May 25, 2012.

  1. hfchristy

    hfchristy Songster

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    What size grit do ducklings need?

    Local store is out of chick grit, but I have a giant pile of crushed gravel outside my back door. Everything from dust up to inch chunks - I just don't know what size I want! Am I looking for the size of corn meal? Couscous? Rice?
    (Am I overly focused on food, and should perhaps consider breakfast...?)

    Thanks!
     
  2. Tahai

    Tahai Songster

    couscous to rice sized. Think small aquarium gravel.
     
  3. Mum

    Mum Songster

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    If in doubt, put a handful of mixed size and they will take what they need.

    I have been astonished at the size of items my ducks try to "eat"; mostly unsuccessfully, but sometimes quite successfully! If in doubt; let them work it out [​IMG]
     

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