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What do you feed your ducklings with ??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bantymum, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi all, Mumma duck has hatched another batch of sweet little babies.
    This time she had 13.
    I am giving them turkey starter both moistened and dry, lettuce, rolled oats, and thin pasta cooked.
    Has anyone any suggestions for anything else?
    Appreciate any hints!!!
    Thanks
     
  2. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

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    I would feed mine Purina Baby Duck Chow. Now I have to go get me a duck. [​IMG]
     
  3. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2007
    New Market,Tn.
    Game bird starter would be better for them than turkey starter......but, everything else sounds good. They love mill (meal) worms and earthworms.
     
  4. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thankyou very much kingscalls, Hey Muddy, you dont like ducks!!!
     
  5. picklespickles

    picklespickles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2007
    your babies sound very cute. [​IMG]
     
  6. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    There is one nutrient you need to make sure they get, that is not in chicken starter (and I don't know if it is in turkey starter). If I remember correctly it is Niacin. You can buy it in vitamin form and add it to water, or you can feed them broiler starter mixed with oats, wheat bran, and good quality cat kibble. Those are the two ways that I know how to ensure a proper base diet.

    I also enjoy feeding them lots of greens, sprouts, etc.
     
  7. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

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    Quote:You cant tell me what I do or dont like. [​IMG]

    Sorry MUM, the Mum title gives you that right.


    I thought I might like ducks, I met a little white Call duck this past weekend that I would have brought home if I could have got away with it. I was looking at it and it cooed at me and was friendly. I just havent had any, but if you say I cant have one I guess I cant. I know I like REAL chickens so I guess I will stick with them.
     
  8. mdbucks

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    You could feed them loaf after loaf of plain white bread, thats what the ducks and geese at the park eat. Maybe some crackers, left over french fries. I saw a guy try to feed them cigarette butt, but they didnt seeem to like those, not to worry he threw it in to the fish, maybe they will like it. [​IMG]
     
  9. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    Perhaps mdbucks is kidding, but bread is a bad choice to feed ducks.
     
  10. mdbucks

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    Quote:Perhaps, but is the cigarette butt OK?? [​IMG]
     

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