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How much is enough?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by SilverPhoenixNS, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. SilverPhoenixNS

    SilverPhoenixNS Out Of The Brooder

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    I am wondering how much layer ration a duck needs to eat in one day? I just need to know a number to see how many I can afford to get right now.
     
  2. secuono

    secuono Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Virginia
    My 3 ducks get a 32 oz cup and a half every day. They rarely eat more so they don't get more.
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    What breed of duck? Calls and Runners need much less than Pekins and Aylesburies (I'm pointing out the obvious, [​IMG] but if you've already decided on the breed, you can get a better answer with that piece of information)

    There's a table in Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks that shows feed requirements . . . let me grab that . . . .

    Phooey! Can't find it! [​IMG]

    Found it!


    Okay:

    It's a detailed table, but the range of feed is 0.15 - 0.25 pounds of 12-14% protein feed per duck per day for 2-3 pound ducks . . . .

    up to 0.40 - 0.60 pounds of 16% protein feed per duck per day for 8 - 9 pound ducks including Muscovies.
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2012

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