What Do I Feed A Baby Duck????

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by littlehenny, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. littlehenny

    littlehenny Songster

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    Can baby ducks eat chick starter? I just got a baby duck and all I have is chick starter. Anybody please help.[​IMG]
     
  2. clickie

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    i know baby ducks can not have medicated chick starter... my feed store gave me gamebird starter to feed them .. someone else should know though. good luck with your new duckling!
     
  3. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

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    Quote:Gamebird Starter is what I fed mine.
     
  4. littlehenny

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    OH NO!!! I hope I havent killed him. I already gave him a little of the chick starter!!! and it is medicated!!! I hurried and took it out, even wiped the residue up with a paper towel. I hope he will be ok!!!![​IMG]
     
  5. jjthink

    jjthink Crowing

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    Was the baby duck abandoned...that is, how did you come to have a baby duck?
    JJ
     
  6. littlehenny

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    A friend just brought him to me and said, Here! And I couldn't turn him away. I am raising baby chicks, but this duckling raising is all new to me.
     
  7. Foxhound lady

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    non medicated chick starter in a pinch other wise we feed waterfowl food I forgot the name right now.
     
  8. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

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    I've always fed non-medicated chick starter/grower made by Dumor at the TSC in town,it's meant for chicks and Ducklings, and Turkeys I think too. and everyone as always done well on it
     
  9. littlehenny

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    Is there anything else right now? Medicated chick starter is all I have and around here nothing is open on Sunday. And what is waterfowl food? Maybe a stupid question but I am new to raising baby ducks.
     
  10. littlehenny

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    Would canned corn be ok to feed him?
     

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