How much do you all feed your 6-8 week old ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Stoney22, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. Stoney22

    Stoney22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i was giving mine about 16 ounces twice a day(half of a stonyfield 32ounce yogurt container 2 times) of starter. i was wondering since my ducks look plump and have good breasts if i can cut back, we also give them lawn clippings and other things like my girlfriends had some left over parsley and they loved that, so im wondering if we can cut back?
     
  2. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have always kept food and water available to mine, at all ages, at all times. I have never had a weight problem with them.
     
  3. Totes Quackers

    Totes Quackers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure if it's possible for a duck to 'over eat'. I have food/water available 24/7, my duck eats layer pellets that my chooks eat, as well as vegie/fruit scraps (maybe 2-3 times per week) plus whatever he eats while out free-ranging in the day.
     
  4. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've always done free choice feeding instead of scheduled and measured feeding. I'll limit it if I get a porky adult, but babies or anything growing get free choice.
     

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