Okay, I feel like an idiot because I know I have read about this I have been searching and searching for the answer and I can't find it again. At what age can I leave ducklings without food overnight? I always leave water but we have a HUGE fruit rat problem (not size of rat just #). I had started picking up the feed in the evening from the chickens and adult ducks and then getting up early to give them food. I didn't ask with the runner ducklings and just started not leaving food at about 7 weeks old. but with the month old Muscovy, I figure I should check. Thanks. Edited to add- I think I will start tomorrow as I just looked outside with a flashlight and there was a f***ing rat in the muscovy food bowl about 1 foot from the sleeping babies!!!!!!!!!