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How much to feed?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by billmac, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. billmac

    billmac Songster

    Apr 10, 2009
    I have 9 welsh harlequins who are just starting to lay for the first time. (4 eggs a day so far). I am feeding them Agway chicken layer feed. I give them 4 cups of feed in the morning and the same in the evening.

    Is that enough?

  2. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    That is approximately what I give my 9 Saxony ducks. I actually have them 2 cups more during the daytime, because it is cold outside and they need a little bit fat to insulate.
  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    Mine have a feeder and have access 24/7 to the food. I have no fat ducks and everyone is healthy so I do not ration the food.
  4. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    I've noticed that they will not eat it all, if I put more out. So I figured it is just the right ration for them.
  5. Quote:I do the same. [​IMG]
  6. billmac

    billmac Songster

    Apr 10, 2009
    I've thought about that, but I suspect the chickens will come in and eat it.
  7. duckking

    duckking Songster

    Sep 2, 2010
    Cascade Foothills, WA
    Mine do not have access at night, but they have full access all day long to food. Sometimes they eat like pigs, other times it seems like they hardly ate anything. And yes, sometimes the chickens get in and eat the ducks food, which is kind of stupid as they have their own food and it's exactly the same as the ducks food.....go figure. No one seems fat to me.

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