How much should i be feeding 40 ducks does anyone know???

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  1. Devunisaacs

    Devunisaacs Just Hatched

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    I have 40 ducks and they have been very noisy lately and I don't think I'm feeding them enough I feed them to cups in the morning and let them forage for the rest of the day but i don't think thats enough for them does anyone have an idea of how much i should be feeding them

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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Most people just leave the food out free choice and let them eat as they want, that's how I do it. That way you're sure they're getting enough. They'll still forage for food because the bugs and worms they find are tastier than the feed :) I'm not sure if you meant two cups as in two actual measured out cups or two scoops, but either way that wouldn't be enough for 40 ducks especially this time of year when the bugs and other good stuff are starting to disappear. My flock of about fifty or so birds can eat their way through 10 pounds of feed a day at least.
     

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