Duck feeder trouble

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by sodamancer, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. sodamancer

    sodamancer Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a poultry feeder that i have been using for the ducks. They are making a terrible mess with it and wasting ALOT of feed. I think it may be because their bills keep getting stuck. So what do ya'll use to feed your ducks? Pics are great. I am handy but try to keep things simple if possible.
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Poultry feeders are not designed for ducks, you have found that out, some people use these http://www.amazon.com/Miller-Manufa...=1384519435&sr=8-2&keywords=rubber+feed+bowls other make long deep feeders out of scrap wood. what ever you use keep it where it stays dry. I use goat feeders I got a TSC they work great and because they have metal cover so they can only stick their heads into it I don't have to worry about the chickens getting in and scratching the feed out either.
     
  3. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    I use these for the big flock. They have lids too...

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  4. sodamancer

    sodamancer Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. I have a couple of those rubber tubs. Poor duckies. I only have 6 and hopefully soon will only have 4.
     
  5. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use recycled lids that used to be on the tanks of water softeners and I have used plastic dish pans and brand new unused oil pans from the dollar store too. I had cut holes in the bottom of a 5 gal bucket and placed that into the aforementioned containers to make a home built version of the feeder GQ showed you there. I did stop using that after I went to FF bcz the holes didn't work all that well for the soft liquidy nature of FF.
     
  6. inkedlady

    inkedlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use two washing up bowls (the ones u wash plates n stuff in the sink)
     

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