My duckling is always hungry!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by RainsFall, May 17, 2019.

  1. RainsFall

    RainsFall In the Brooder

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    Hello everyone first of all I'm apologize for my bad english

    I have a 3 weeks old orphan duckling
    hes always hungry i giving him hard boiled egg and Gurke(
    cucumber) and a clean water source with liquid multi vitamin but hes always shouts for food even in middle of the night!!! hes eat nothing but gurke or hard boiled egg i tried to give him carrot or rice but not working!
    he's getting bigger and his legs grow up and his feathers begin to pour out and whiten

    it's normal? is it because of puberty?
     
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  2. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    Ducklings eat A LOT and it is good to provided them an unlimited amount of food while they are still growing.
     
  3. RainsFall

    RainsFall In the Brooder

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    Thanks
    Does the cucumber provide hes energy? he only eat cucumber slices :(
     
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  4. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    I suspect he may not be getting all the nutrition he needs. Do you have access to a feed store where you can purchase some sort of complete poultry feed? If not you can look up recipes online for homemade duckling feed and they will give you a good idea of different types of things that would be good for him to eat.
     
  5. RainsFall

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    Yes i can, but he refuse to eat anything but cucumber or hard boiled egg!! i can't understand why
     
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  6. You need meat bird feed. It has added supplements like niacin that ducks need.
     
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  7. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    Maybe try giving him some duck feed all mashed in with an egg or trying giving him some wet mushy duck feed.
     
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  8. Knighstar679

    Knighstar679 Crowing

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    Or you could make a mush out of the feed. Add the egg or wet cat food. He is likely always hungry because he isn’t getting everything he needs due to being a bit picky. What kind of duck is it? Some breeds of duck prefer more meat based foods wood ducks come to mind from a post from last year with a person with similar problems.
     
  9. RainsFall

    RainsFall In the Brooder

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    I think he's Pekin

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    This time i mixed 1 egg and 2 braised carrot a and 1 cucumber. hopefully he accepted and ate all of it
    he looks so much better now and it's almost 2 hours that he did not scream for food
    I can feed him cocked Chicken meat? too much protein is not harmful for duckling??
     
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  10. PaulX

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    Probably not normal. Ducklings are supposed to be small and yellow. If he grows and whitens you can't call him a duckling anymore. :plbb
     
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