feeding overnight

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by electrics1, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. electrics1

    electrics1 Just Hatched

    Aug 14, 2016
    I know my duck needs access to water at all times, but should I leave feed out overnight?
  2. mustangrooster

    mustangrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Personally, I don't see the need. Once its dark, ducks wont exactly be looking for food...Just make sure to give them a big feed in the afternoon if your worried about them not eating enough etc.
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  3. I never provide water or feed once I lock them in at night....Mine sleep in an insulated extra large Dog House.....They only need water if they have access to feed or they will choke......
    I freshen the water before I let them out each morning and during the day.....

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  4. Bills vs Beaks

    Bills vs Beaks True BYC Addict

    Aug 31, 2016
    NJ USA
    My Coop
    I do leave food out, because when I let them out its gone already. I let them out at 7 so they can all lay(else I'd do it at 6) and it lets me not have to carry food out in the morning(lazy bones...)

    I will stop for winter however because the will have deep litter( they have open floor now) and I dont want that mess in the litter

    Is it necessary? No
    Do I do it coz I'm lazy? Yes
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  5. electrics1

    electrics1 Just Hatched

    Aug 14, 2016
    mine is a house duck. I am hoping not to feed her much overnight as it is less mess to clean in the morning. anyone else have a house duck and how often do you feed your ducks if you do?
  6. someguyhere

    someguyhere Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2016
    I dont have a house duck but I am like the rest. I feed my ducks well mid to late afternoon and lock them up at night WITHOUT food and water. I have been mixing some cracked corn into it since its been getting pretty cold to help give them energy to burn at night the water was iced over this morning outside. but anyways Id imagine a house duck would be the same unless its extremely spoiled lol.
  7. bydhatch

    bydhatch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2016
    Food is not necessary 24/7 although some provide it. Mine are fed twice a day and get some treats before bed and have water access all day. At night in the enclosure they do have access to water because my intelligent drake likes to check out the pine shavings. Haha!

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