Stop by Pasturas Los Alazanes in Dallas and Balch Springs and pick up a few. Our straight run ducklings sell for $8 to $12 each and are adorable. New to raising ducks? Take a look at our tips for feeding baby ducks.
Feeding Baby Ducks
- Never feed ducklings without water. Water helps get food down and clean beak vents. Always give baby ducks access to water for at least an hour before feeding.
- We recommend chick starter with 20% protein for the first 10 weeks, switching to a 15% grower weeks 10-18, and a 16% layer after 18 weeks.
- Ducklings have no teeth but appreciate finely chopped fruits, vegetables or greens. Small insects and worms make good treats, as well.
Since ducklings eat more than chicks, they can eat chick starter, but should only be fed non-medicated feed. And, since they require more niacin than chicks, add brewers yeast to their feed to aid in bone development as they grow.