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How much should they be eating?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Stanui, May 2, 2009.

  1. Stanui

    Stanui In the Brooder

    Apr 16, 2009
    My ducklings are 4 days old. It seems to me like they hardly eat anything. I have 9 of them and they've probably only eaten 1.5 cups of the starter feed that I give them.

    They do seem to be thriving. They have probably tripled in size since we got them on Wednesday. They also seem to be drinking enough.

    Are they eating enough?

  2. xfilesnumber1fan

    xfilesnumber1fan Songster

    Nov 24, 2008
    Wow..Thats not much..My babies were 2 weeks when I got them mallards 6 of them from TCS...They ate about 3 or 4 cups and now at 3 weeks are eating 6 cups..They cant even wait for me to fill the feeder they are trying to eat it right out of the cup while I am pouring it in!! They are nutty little things and at least tripled in size in 1 week...They could sit in my palm now they are 2 hand fulls....

    But all ducks are different...I just got total pigs!!!!
    Last edited: May 2, 2009

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