need tips for getting new ducks to eat there food

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ChiefOfpeepers, Oct 26, 2016.

  1. ChiefOfpeepers

    ChiefOfpeepers New Egg

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    Okay so i got some call ducks (boy/drake and girl/hen), through mail today, the girl was pretty skittish at first but now shes doing good, they drank LOTS of water, but haven't really touched the food i gave them. I mixed it in there water so when they dipped there beaks in they got some of it but that only worked a little bit. I then gave them some vegetables and only the boy had a little bit of it. I think there starting to eat some but im not sure, i expected them to be really hungry. Ive let them be for now.

    Any tips to help me get them to eat more?
     
  2. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are going to offer vegetables you must offer grit. They can't properly digest the food without it.

    It could be that they are still getting energy from the yolks they obsorbed before hatch. I wouldn't worry for the first day. You can also offer chopped up boiled egg. Chicks seem to love that and they don't need grit to digest it.
     
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  3. ChiefOfpeepers

    ChiefOfpeepers New Egg

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    thank you[​IMG]
     
  4. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How are the little ones doing today?
     
  5. Bills vs Beaks

    Bills vs Beaks Overrun With Chickens

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    How did I not see this yesterday?
    Are they day olds, or are they grown already?
    Wet food helps, and you can sprinkle tiny chopped bits of greens on top to attract them to it.
     
  6. ChiefOfpeepers

    ChiefOfpeepers New Egg

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    there doing good [​IMG]
     
  7. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad to hear it.
     

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