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How much food should I feed me ducks a day?

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How much food should I feed my ducks a day? I can't just let them eat all day because my female got really fat because I used to do that. I was told around 1/3 of a pound per bird per day.

I have a male Cayuga/Indian Runner mix and a female Cayuga. And they are both full-grown.

Mom to: 2 Cats, 1 Crayfish, 1 Dog, 3 Ducks (Cayuga Hen, Welsh Harlequin Drake & Cayuga/Welsh Harlequin duckling), 1 Gerbil, 2 Guinea Pigs, 3 Hamsters, 2 Leopard Geckos, 5 Mice, 2 Rabbits & 3 Turtles.

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Mom to: 2 Cats, 1 Crayfish, 1 Dog, 3 Ducks (Cayuga Hen, Welsh Harlequin Drake & Cayuga/Welsh Harlequin duckling), 1 Gerbil, 2 Guinea Pigs, 3 Hamsters, 2 Leopard Geckos, 5 Mice, 2 Rabbits & 3 Turtles.

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I feed my 33 birds one pail of scratch and one pail of feed and they seem fine when I come in to feed them the next day and sometimes there is still a cup or so of feed still in the feed buckets. 

I think I heard the general rule is 1- 1 1/2 cups of feed per bird.  But I have been judging by how my birds have been acting and if they act like they need more or if there is a lot left the next day I give them less.

My chickens are still filling out and the ducks are looking good.  If they are looking too fat they will get less.  Oh and I also have the water a ways a way from the food so the ducks have to walk back and forth.

Mom to three kids, and having fun with the birds, SLW, BLRW, Turkens, silkies, BB Turkeys, red bourbon turkeys, WH ducks, Pekin Ducks, Mallard ducks and Rouen Ducks
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Mom to three kids, and having fun with the birds, SLW, BLRW, Turkens, silkies, BB Turkeys, red bourbon turkeys, WH ducks, Pekin Ducks, Mallard ducks and Rouen Ducks
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