How much food is needed daily for a duck?

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  1. luvmyduckies

    luvmyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much food is needed daily for a duck?
    I have 18 ducks the smallest are Khakis and the largest are Pekins. They free range around the pond until I put them up at night.

    My friends tease me saying I have the most spoiled ducks, they also seem to think that ducks are a bit piggish lol
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  2. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    I keep a bowl of food out free choice........If I try to regulate their feed they gorge themselves as soon as its put out.....During the summer they hardly touch the feed, now its winter so they eat more feed. Although they still eat whatever grasses they find as they free range.....


    Cheers!
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    There is a table in Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks - I have found the same as chickens really, and my rescues get anxious if there is no feed in the bowl.But many people have timed feedings. Do you have Storey's Guide?

    Beautiful flock!
     
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Strange.....My rescue gets very excited over the feed bowl also.....She will head back to the run alone to get a mouthful even when they are all out free ranging........


    Silly Ducks!


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  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I keep feed out at all times in the day light. I think my layers need extra since they are laying an egg for me every day. When it's spring and summer and there are bugs to eat they don't eat as much feed but they still eat it. I do watch my flocks body weight so they don't get over weight. They have alot of hills here to climb and forge through so they get a work out each day too.
     
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  6. Bills vs Beaks

    Bills vs Beaks Overrun With Chickens

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    I was gonna mention Storey's too[​IMG]
    I recommend you get it, it is very helpful
    Because I missed out on that....I'll write it for you
    For non laying ducks it is .05 less for each measurement
    4-5 lb laying ducks(campbells) 0.2 - 0.3 lbs a day
    6-7(ancona, swedish)0.4 - 0.5
    8-9(pekin) 0.45 - 0.6
     
  7. luvmyduckies

    luvmyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do not have Storeys Guide.
     
  8. luvmyduckies

    luvmyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was actually looking for a more specific amount as in 1 cup a day for a Pekin size duck etc.
     
  9. Bills vs Beaks

    Bills vs Beaks Overrun With Chickens

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    Just measure the pound weights on a scale...I dont even bother. I just feed em till they arent hungry. After a while, you just know how much to bring out
     
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