Feeding Question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by TK Poultry, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    i have swedish ducks (if that has any baring on the question) and i just invested in some self feeders from tsc............ well my real question is can you over feed a duck and found it like you can a goat or something because they have access to food 24/7 and you can tell sometimes they take advantage is that a bad thing? i've seen them just lay down and eat my chickens on the other had dont gorge themselves like the ducks do..........can you overfeed them and cause problems?
     
  2. 1-duckling

    1-duckling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Currently have two flocks of runner ducks for egg production and breeding. Raised ducklings every spring for the past five years. I've always had full feeders for them to free choice eat. Boy do they eat. Specially the ducklings. I understand that's why it is suggested to not give medicated feed to ducklings because they eat so much they can over medicate. Unless you have a duck with an eating disorder, free choice feeding should be fine.
     
  3. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    i was just worried because my drakes will just lay down and just eat like crazy i was just worried that they would over eat to the point of no return!!!!!! ill just watch them for "eating disorders" and ill keep the free choice feed b/c i think they will do better that way weight and egg production at least..... b/c in the past ive had a small problem with my young birds not being big enough for the standard so maybe this will help that out as well

    thank you
     
  4. erthymom2

    erthymom2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does anyone feed cracked or whole corn to their mature ducks along with thier regular feed? my ducks eat like crazy and are always trying to goggle down the chickens feed in their coop. they are healthy and big beautiful fluffy ducks but i wonder if the corn might be something they'd like to try.
     

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