just hatched my own call ducks... now what??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by NewChickenMom, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. NewChickenMom

    NewChickenMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2008
    Omaha, NE
    i've gotten ducks/geese as babies and i've hatched out chickens before, but never hatched out my own ducks.

    is there anything you do differently when starting baby call ducks? i know they need water to dip their head in to eat and clear their bill, but i've also heard of ducklings getting waterlogged.

    any advice? right now they're sleeping in the brooder with no food or water yet.
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Waterlogged ducks that drown happen with ducks that are shipped to you.

    Dont feed them medicated feed. And for the first week or two you might want to run the crumbles though a blender and make them a mash, as call ducks have tiny beaks.

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