How soon do newly hatched ducks start to eat and drink?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by rlhbond, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. rlhbond

    rlhbond Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sure this has been asked a million times but I wasn't able to find the answer in a search. My ducks have began hatching (day 25). I thought I'd have a couple more days to research this question.
     
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Already?

    LOL

    Well, mine have seemed to start on the water within 24 hours and the food 24 hours after that.

    Mind you, I have only hatched out 3 ducks so far [​IMG]
     
  3. rlhbond

    rlhbond Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Wifezilla. I used your nesting storage container idea for the brooder. As a coincidence, I bought the materials to build the brooder today, but I thought I had a couple more days to get it done. [​IMG]
    I have one duckling in a cardboard box with a dog pad and food/water. He's under a heat lamp. I need to let the brooder off-gas for a day or two before I use it because the fumes are pretty bad right now. I have 3 other eggs pipping and about 10 more about ready to hatch (hopefully).
     

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