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best duck feeder ?

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My 2 Runner ducklings are 12 weeks old.
What is a good way to offer pelleted feed?
is there a duck feeder that limits waste?
I put their pellets in a dish and they waste so much,
wetting it and walking through it.
I also feed all kinds of garden scraps and they free-range daily.
Thanks.

post #2 of 5

Hanging poultry feeders.  just low enough so they can scoop the food out seems to work best for me!

post #3 of 5

I have a 50lb bin feeder that hangs on the wall just low enough for them to get their heads in. I fill it with food and don't worry about it for a week or so. I throw all my fruits and veggies into the food processor so that it is more managable and there is less waste. A lot of times I will feed them that out in the yard, and throw some into water. They love "fishing" it out.

post #4 of 5

I found they wasted less feed with a large rubber bowl (horse type) on the ground.  But, the wetness created mold, so I went back to the 40lb hanging feeder.  What they do waste, the chickens scratch up when I open the coops.

A Husband ~ 5 yr old son ~ 3 year old daughter ~ 9 horses ~ 2 dogs ~ 3 barn cats ~ a green cheek conure ~ 2 goldfish ~ 30 chickens, 12 ducks and 5 Nigerian Dwarf goats with kids due this July

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A Husband ~ 5 yr old son ~ 3 year old daughter ~ 9 horses ~ 2 dogs ~ 3 barn cats ~ a green cheek conure ~ 2 goldfish ~ 30 chickens, 12 ducks and 5 Nigerian Dwarf goats with kids due this July

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post #5 of 5

I use one of these. My pekins still managed to make a mess with the crumbles so I added a shallow tray under it. It was fine with pellets. Now the ducklings are using it with crumbles and don't make a mess at all.

http://www.tractorsupply.com/livestock/livestock-equipment/livestock-feeders/-88-original-creep-feeder-2167256

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A Wonderful Husband, 2 Kids, 4 Dogs, 4 ISAs, 4 Muscovy Ducks, and one house Silkie!
Michigan Right to Farm Act. http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=408477
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