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Our duck has successfully hatched 5 chicks and is being an excellent mum so far. Have got chick crumb suitable for ducklings. I have tried to feed the mummy duck layers pellets but she feeds bits to the ducklings which I understand is bad for them, so she just has access to the crumb at the moment. Is this ok, as some sources say this is no good for her. Thanks in advance for some advice

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Hi Duckling crumble is better but i always feed unmedicated chick crumb as i cant get hold of duck crumble in my area mum is fine eating what babies eat i never feed seperate food. I move babies on to grower pellets by 3 weeks as they are normally huge i try to get them eating more grass than pellets but thats just me leanne :)

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Thanks Leanne, that's what I have been doing, happy to get some reassurance. I have been very nervous about the little ones but all 5 doing well so far and they are growing very quickly!

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