What should I have on hand/get for my new soon to be hatchlings?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by FunnyBunnies12, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. FunnyBunnies12

    FunnyBunnies12 Songster

    I already got the brooder set up, and I already bought GQF Vitamins plus, anything else I need for their health and development? Also can I take the Chick Starter 20% and mix/moisten it with the vitamin plus so instead of crumb it will be softer for the 1st week?

  2. My babies are now 8 weeks old. I gave them the chick crumble straight, not moistened. I bought a bottle of Niacin tablets at Walmart and had a 1 gallon water jug. Add 100mg of niacin to 1 gall of water. I also gave then peas mushed up from 4 days old and then into week 2 they were big enough to eat them whole. I have given them something fresh to eat every day, weather it be peas, lettuce, tomatoes, watermelon...they LOVE tomatoes..they LOOOOVE watermelon, also minoes I gave them at week 5 and crickets. Good luck with your babies, not long now and they will be here and im sure we are all waiting for photos. xxx

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