best duck feeder ?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by valewife, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. valewife

    valewife Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 24, 2009
    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.
  2. chadwick757

    chadwick757 New Egg

    Apr 18, 2011
    Hanging poultry feeders. just low enough so they can scoop the food out seems to work best for me!
  3. Kaufmann's Backyard Farm

    Kaufmann's Backyard Farm Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 4, 2011
    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.
  4. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2010
    Western Mass
    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.
  5. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI

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