Feeding Ducklings

hello i have just been given 4 4 week old ducklings but i have no idea what to feed them on could you help? Ken

Hi Ken,
I fed my khaki campbell ducklings waterfowl chick crumbs upto 6 weeks of age then I have been feeding them a growers pellet. If you go to your local farm store they will be able to advise you.
The smallholder range is good. Here is a link to the waterfowl chick crumbs I fed my ducklings. http://www.smallholderfeed.co.uk/poultry/9.htm
Hope this helps. Kind regards
Sara @ farmingfriends

  1. Hi Sara
    I would just ike to let people know to take advice of this site. Some sites are saying to feed chicks with grass veg etc. According to a man this killed his babies due to, baby ducks unable to digest this type of food. im no expert and have to ask people and read to find out more. As i have done with Sara. Please take notice of Sara rather than all these other sites as she knows her stuff. Reading other sites could be fatal for your ducklings.
    Thank Sara for all info

    Comment by Tracey – August 24, 2008 @ 2:43 am

  2. Hi
    Thanks for a great site you have put my mind at ease about what to feed & what not to feed my new babies. Ive never hatched ducklings before & its put the biggest smile on my face to watch as one at a time 7 little coloured ducklings started life here on our property.
    Once again thanks & Merry Christmas to you all.

    Comment by Leanne – December 8, 2008 @ 12:26 am

  3. Hi Leanne,
    Thanks for visiting farmingfriends and leaving this comment.
    I agree ducklings do put a smile on your face! It is amazing how quickly ducks will grow. They love to have a swim about from an early age. Here is a video clip of my day old ducklings having a swim!
    I have 7 ducks they are great fun and when they respond to my voice and will run across the field when I call them.

    I am delighted that you like my website and have found the information useful.
    Merry Christmas
    Kind regards
    Sara @ farmingfriends

    Comment by Sara @ Farming Friends – December 8, 2008 @ 5:49 am