How soon can I give my ducklings peas?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by r4eboxer, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. r4eboxer

    r4eboxer Crooked Creek Poultry

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    I have read here that ducks LOVE peas. I did not know that before. Anyway when can I give my new sweedish babies some peas?
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:a little mashed up in warm water should make them happy.
     
  3. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:When their bills are big enough to swallow it without choking...
     
  4. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

    Quote:a little mashed up in warm water should make them happy.

    Should???


    It makes them very happy [​IMG]
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:a little mashed up in warm water should make them happy.

    Should???


    It makes them very happy [​IMG]

    oops your right, does make them very happy. [​IMG]
     
  6. 70%cocoa

    70%cocoa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gave mine (also Swedish) peas at about 2 days old. I mashed them up by squashing and mushing them between my palms. That was enough to make the peas manageable for them. I used a little dish - about 2 inches across and 1 inch deep and about half full of mushed peas and the rest water. They immediately went into a pea eating frenzy [​IMG] At the same age (2 days) they got to swim in the bath and they loved diving for mushed peas in there too. You need to dry them with paper towels after and put them back in the warm brooder. They fluff up again pretty quickly. I let them swim for about 10 minutes at a time.
     

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