When will my ducklings start to have their oil gland working.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duck4u, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. duck4u

    duck4u In the Brooder

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    They're 4 weeks old now.
    So now what? Stop feeding them chick starter?
     
  2. duck4u

    duck4u In the Brooder

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    sierously? 1 hour ago and no one has replied?
    the forums are so empty...
     
  3. BkYrdDx

    BkYrdDx Hatching

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    The ducklings would love a SHALLOW water dish to play around in if you haven't given them one yet, (be warned they will make a huge mess!) but they're not going to be ready to go swimming for a while yet. As for what to feed them, my ducklings enjoyed grower pellets, lettuce and shredded carrot at that age.
     
  4. wafflechicken

    wafflechicken In the Brooder

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    I can't believe it's been 22 hours and 47 minutes and duck4u hasn't posted in here thanking you for your reply.

    It's so dead in here [​IMG]
     
  5. Suzie

    Suzie Crowing 9 Years

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  6. duck4u

    duck4u In the Brooder

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    lol i've been aware here all this time just waiting for the right post to tell me when their oil gland be working.
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

    Once they start getting in water they should start to preen and start using their oil gland, stimulating the oil gland by rubbing their heads over it causes it to start working.
     

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