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

  1. SilverPhoenixNS

    SilverPhoenixNS In the Brooder

    May 29, 2011
    Windsor, Nova Scotia
    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 Songster

    May 29, 2010
    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

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    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!


    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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