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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by deederduckies, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. deederduckies

    deederduckies Just Hatched

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    Hi I'm amber
    I'm new to pekin ducks. I got 4 of them about a week ago. Not sure of their age. Tractor supply didn't seem to have good info on them. I kno a bit about their care and such. Any advice is helpful. I'm excited to go on this adventure!! [​IMG]
     
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  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  3. Tlmcq

    Tlmcq Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Welcome! Just to let you know, if ya didn't already, ducks on chick starter need extra niacin in their diet .. Brewer's yeast or nutritional yeast does the trick.
     
  4. deederduckies

    deederduckies Just Hatched

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    Thanks!!
     
  5. deederduckies

    deederduckies Just Hatched

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    They are on chicken starter that's what the girls recommend.. Thanks. How much so I be adding to their food?
     
  6. Tlmcq

    Tlmcq Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Love those cuties, by the way! Here's mine..They grow too fast enjoy em.[​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Tlmcq

    Tlmcq Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    1 Tbsp per cup of food. Just sprinkle it on. I got some at health food section of Kroger's grocery store
     
  8. deederduckies

    deederduckies Just Hatched

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    Awesome thanks!! Ok one more question. Do they need grit at this age? They are only eating chicken feed at the moment. They did enjoy their first green grass today. Not sure as to grit types and when they need it
     
  9. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Amber [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received links to some great starting points and my knowledge of ducks is next to nothing, I will just wish you all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share more pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Amber. [​IMG]
     

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