First concern: is the duck getting the proper nutrients & protein? I think we are doing ok with our ground up duck feed (it is the adult blend with some sunflower seeds ground up too), plus some ground oatmeal & finally a sprinkle of brewer's yeast.
|~ early morning harvest of fresh greens ~|
This morning's selection is (top clockwise): dandelion leaves, violet flowers, comfrey & lettuce greens.
(the more people that start viewing dandelions as edible weeds, the less concern we'll have over what our lawns look like! Take revenge - eat them!!)
|~ green soup all day long ~|
Don't even bother to wash the greens - ducks eat dirt all the time, so now is a good time to have a few grains in whatever greens you collect.
Chop it up fine - super fine - get a sharp knife. I remove the ribs of the leaves as they are just a bit tough for the wee duckling to swallow. I won't feed the entire dish all at once, but will keep the greens in water & a few times during the day when I change the water in the brooder, I'll put in a fresh amount. I do believe there is a very small slug in there somewhere - we'll see if it escapes the bowl during the day or if I can get it in the brooder & see what the duckling does.
|~ nom-nom-nom ~|
The little peeper made a mess of the clean tote within about 3 minutes of it being clean. That's what I get for putting in a deep water dish!
|~ splish-splash ~|
But it enjoys the greens & eats them quite quickly. At this stage, it is typical of all babies - it eats & poops all the time!!