I don't know what to do!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by HermTheDuck, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. HermTheDuck

    HermTheDuck New Egg

    Feb 13, 2014
    My duckling is not eating his grain and he will drink fine. But his voice sounds scratchy when he chirps. What do I do?:(
  2. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you in the flock [​IMG]

    Boil up an egg then let cool remove shell and mash with a fork
    and serve to the little duckling if he likes give him another in a
    couple of hours ,,,,,,,, do this for a couple of days and see if
    you notice a difference [​IMG]
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    How old is he? Has he just started behaving like this.? Maybe the feed is too dry for him. If you go to "Other Backyard poultry" thread you will find posts from duck people. It would be good to get their advice.
  4. HermTheDuck

    HermTheDuck New Egg

    Feb 13, 2014
    Thank you :)

    I will try that thank you.

    He is 4 weeks old.
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Chicken Obsessed

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Do you mean his duck feed, or are you feeding him whole grains? I would also recommend the ducks section of the Forum, lots of knowledgeable folks there.
  6. Welcome to BYC from Riverside California! [​IMG]
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop

    I don't know a thing about ducks. So if you do not find your answer here, you might want to post this question in the duck section here on BYC....


    Good luck with your baby and I hope he heals soon!
  8. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed


    Good morning Aflack here I am a 3 1/2 yr old duck and momma
    Ducklings need more like a turkey grow with a 20% or better
    protein to grow and our pet human sometimes put's the crumble
    in the blender to make it a little smaller ....
    For a duckling to eat it needs its water to choke down the feed
    so both the feed and water need to be close together and it will
    seem that half the feed is being wasted in the water but this is
    normal and part of being a dock ..........
    Try to entice the duckling to eat by giving him/her some boiled
    egg as this is just to see if there is a real problem as your duckling
    should act like this is candy ........... [​IMG]


    Hit us back if you are still having problems [​IMG]

    gander007 [​IMG]
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck with your duckling, hope he gets better.

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