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Anyone try a feeder like this with their ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Going Quackers, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    I can get a lid so that would keep most of the feed dry and clean... i want it for outside as were starting to get into our rainy season and snow is on it's way...
     
  2. 70%cocoa

    70%cocoa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as they can get their bills into the space at the bottom I think that'd work well. :)
     
  3. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    I saw one that had a funnel type interior with arched top holes in the wall of the bucket to allow the ducks to get their heads inside to grab food.
     
  4. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    That sounds pretty cool, doubt it would exist here, we have poor selection at the best of the times, to even find this is odd lol
     
  5. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Yeah, i need to look at it in person and see how the bottom is... i just need protected feeders with the bad weather nipping at our heals.
     
  6. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    The base looks wider than the bucket which would allow rain/snow to build up and make a mess of the feed. You can build a flat roofed station to hang it under (or another feeder) to help protect the food.
     
  7. wildpeas

    wildpeas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I have watched my ducks eat they seem to scoop the food up a bit. If the base was wide enough to scoop it would probably work but unless it's under a shelter it's not going to keep the food dry.
     
  8. Going Quackers

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    That is true but it's better than the open pans which make up the majority of my feeder styles, need to see it in person... Feeders in bad weather are such a pest to come up with, i'd keep it all in the barn but they will argue and keep some of the little ones out so scratch that...
     
  9. Suzie

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    We use much the same here in France - they are plastic and so cleaning out any residue is easy. I am well aware of the wet mess that ducks are so accustomed to - they tend to eat and then get a mouth full of water and back to the feeders - the feeders are always washed out every day as I do not want to risk and "mouldy food" build up inside the feeders, the lids are slightly larger than the main body of the feeders but the feeders are still wider at the bottom than the top - my ducks have no problem in using these, my geese will also use them to feed from.

    I will say however that I would not recommend this for outside feeding as rain and snow will always find a way to get the food wet - maybe have an outside area under cover that you can put the feeder(s) under.

    I hate Winter!!!!

    Suzie
     

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