How much do you feed your ducks in cups

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by TK Poultry, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Songster

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    I think I'm going to try free choice food and see how it goes.... how do you guys do free choice food? I'm trying to say what do you use (feeders, ect.) and how do you have it set up?
     
  2. Skyelo559

    Skyelo559 Hatching

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    Depending on how many ducks u have i recommend i cup of food per duck a day but make sure if u have a runt that they all get equally the same amount of food
     
  3. ddlucille

    ddlucille Hatching

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    After my ducklings are 6 weeks old, I can start to feed them 3 times a day correct?
     
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  4. ddlucille

    ddlucille Hatching

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    Right now the feeder is full. So, they have 24/7 food.
     
  5. ddlucille

    ddlucille Hatching

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    Thanks!
     
  6. Yooper_Girl

    Yooper_Girl In the Brooder

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    Do the ducks come in on their own at night, similar to chickens?
     
  7. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    No, they don't .....Might go back to the run on their own but Ducks don't sleep all night like a Chicken....
     
  8. Yooper_Girl

    Yooper_Girl In the Brooder

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    Thanks....how old do they have to be before you figure out if they're male or female? Mine are approx 8-9 weeks old and are huge already (Pekin). I'm looking for the drake feather but they all appear to have a flipped up tail just not real curly. If thats the case I have 10 males!!!
     
  9. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    By now the Hens will Quack real loud and Drakes are raspy...
     
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  10. Niche Flock

    Niche Flock Chirping

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    When I let my ducks out in the morning, I give them fresh greens and let them forage. By the evening they are "starving" and I give them food, I am now measuring so it's about 1/4 cup per bird, with some calcium mixed in. My sister bought me one of those 5 lb bags of meal worms at TSC, so every couple of night they get some of those as well!

    My boyfriend started a nano brewery and the ducks get the spent grains every so often...does anyone have experience with this as a food source for ducks??

    Also, I've noticed my eggs aren't as large as a standard duck egg, could that be because they aren't eating enough or because they have only been laying since August?

    Thank you!
     

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