How much does a Muscovey eat??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Callducknut14, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. Callducknut14

    Callducknut14 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a question for all you Muscovey duck owners out there. How much feed does an adult Muscovey eat in one day? I have been thinking about getting Muscovies but my dad is worried that they will cost alot to feed. Thanks alot!
     
  2. duckfat

    duckfat Out Of The Brooder

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    0.4 pounds per day
     
  3. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have a large yard and they are allowed out they will find a lot to eat on their own. Not only do you use less feed but they'll eat snails and slugs and all kinds of bugs.
     
  4. treldib

    treldib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It really depends. Things like temperature, amount of forage, whether or not they free-range, type of food, whether or not they are laying, broodiness, age, size, etc will affect their food consumption.

    Its like asking how much humans eat.

    Edited to fix spelling errors.
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2011
  5. MrsPinkKitty

    MrsPinkKitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine seem like they eat as much as i let them.Mine are sneeky and go eat all of the dogs food .They will watch you put food in the dog dish and sprint up after you walk away its so funny. [​IMG]
     
  6. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    A couple of my hens do that, it's all my fault though, i spoiled them when they were brooding [​IMG]

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