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what is the ideal type of feeder for ducks?.. the chick feeders work great for a while, but our older two ducks have difficulties eating out of that type of feeder...we tried giving them a couple different types of chicken feeder we have laying around, but the feed gets wet and clogs the feeder so nothing comes out... we have resorted for now to a simple dish of feed, but they make a horrible mess and waste a good portion of it... what do you folks use?...

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That this universe, in all it's infinite wonder, simply is, that it exists at all, is good enough for me. In my eyes, to say that something had to "create" it, to make it what it is, only succeeds to cheapen the experience, to make it less special. 

 

 

 

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post #2 of 5
How old are your ducks? I've had success with a trough feeder, but my girls are still relatively young (though they are huge!)
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ours are about a month now... we took away the chick feeder after the second time one managed to get it's bill wedged in one of the holes...

That this universe, in all it's infinite wonder, simply is, that it exists at all, is good enough for me. In my eyes, to say that something had to "create" it, to make it what it is, only succeeds to cheapen the experience, to make it less special. 

 

 

 

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That this universe, in all it's infinite wonder, simply is, that it exists at all, is good enough for me. In my eyes, to say that something had to "create" it, to make it what it is, only succeeds to cheapen the experience, to make it less special. 

 

 

 

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Mine are still using the chick feeder but we'll be needing something else soon too.  I was leaning towards a homemade trough for them.  I am hoping if i raise it up a bit they might not walk through it quite so much.

Our menagerie: 1 horse, 1 dog, 6 cats, 34 chickens, 16 ducks, 2 hamsters, 1 guinea pig, and 3 children.  :)

 

Chicken breeds: Buff Brahma, Buff Orpington, Rhode Island Red, Americauna/Easter Egger's, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Welsummer, Delaware, Barred Rock, Golden Comet/Production Red.

 

Duck breeds: Mallard, Cayuga, Blue Swedish, Rouen, White Crested.

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Our menagerie: 1 horse, 1 dog, 6 cats, 34 chickens, 16 ducks, 2 hamsters, 1 guinea pig, and 3 children.  :)

 

Chicken breeds: Buff Brahma, Buff Orpington, Rhode Island Red, Americauna/Easter Egger's, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Welsummer, Delaware, Barred Rock, Golden Comet/Production Red.

 

Duck breeds: Mallard, Cayuga, Blue Swedish, Rouen, White Crested.

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 I use heavy glass or ceramic bowls I buy at thrift stores for a 1$. I also use those blackdouble feeders from TS. You need something deep as they fling while eatingwee.gif Glass is easy to clean, if heavy enough they don't  dump them and  don't  usually break . I like them about 4"+ deep and about  4-8" across.
 

Slave to an Arabian, 2 half Arabians, a donkey,2 rat terriers, a jack Russel terrie ,a cat. Purebred Penciled, & Gray   Runner ducks, Dutch Hookbill Ducks, Saxony Ducks and Mini-Silkie Ducks: Mini Shetland Geese, Brown Super Africans. All from Holderread stock.In the foothills of the Georgia Mountains.
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Slave to an Arabian, 2 half Arabians, a donkey,2 rat terriers, a jack Russel terrie ,a cat. Purebred Penciled, & Gray   Runner ducks, Dutch Hookbill Ducks, Saxony Ducks and Mini-Silkie Ducks: Mini Shetland Geese, Brown Super Africans. All from Holderread stock.In the foothills of the Georgia Mountains.
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