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post #11 of 14
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I have two plastic ones. For the smaller one I had to snip every other one of the little plastic things on the bottom so they could fit their bills in. The don't have a problem on the bigger one.
They look like this:

I had that feeder for a while, but it was always getting clogged with food. So I switched to this kind of metal feeder and I love it.




For any ducks that I have to keep temporarily separate, I use a gallon jug with a hole cut in the top like in the picture below.

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post #12 of 14
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I had that feeder for a while, but it was always getting clogged with food. So I switched to this kind of metal feeder and I love it.
 

Really? I haven't had any problems but I'll keep it in mind. What kind of feed do you use? I give mine crumbles.

post #13 of 14
Dumor layer pellets, so the feed size is a little bigger than crumbles. The new feeder has eliminated the problem completely.
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post #14 of 14

I start by using chihuahua sized  double-dish dog dishes, one on each side of the brooding area.  One dish ahs grit, two dishes have chick ration, and the other dish has the new food or treat of the day.

 

As they grow I move up  to the next size dog dish.  At about 4 weeks I'm using  a multi quart bpa free food container.

 

My adult ducks are eating out of a flexi rubber 4 quart  hog pan.  But I'm thinking of switching them to  bucket feeders with rain covers by next winter. Kind of sucks clearing snow out of the food bowl when its too cold to move your hands :).

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