How quickly to give ducklings food and water after they have hatched is a very good question, so thank you Elizabeth for asking;
“I need some guidance on my soon to hatch ducks. I am not sure how quickly I need to provide food and water for them?”
As soon as the ducklings move from the incubator to the brooder they need water and food. They can survive 24 hours in the incubator without food and water.
I give my ducklings waterfowl chick crumbs and I give them luke warm water in a drinker