Do Ducklings Need Grit?

Everyone who raises birds want their birds to grow healthy and fast. For birds to grow, they need a balance of the right foods and nutrients.

Grit is the major component of the gizzard of a duck and helps them digest their food properly. 

Ducklings lack teeth or a means to break down their food when they are eating. Most of the food breakdown process occurs in the gizzard. Without grit, the gizzard cannot grind feed that is hard and difficult to digest.

Grit is a material made with crushed stone and other additives fed to birds such as ducks and chickens to aid digestion.

Ducklings need to be at least 3 weeks old before you start giving them grit. As a general rule, you should not give them grit if all they eat is starter feed.