How not to waste so much bleeping food?!?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by JStark, May 5, 2009.

  1. JStark

    JStark Out Of The Brooder

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    Really, how? I'm okay with the changing out the hay every day, and I'm okay with all the water, but seriously ducks, you waste so much food!

    I'm using a small mason jar feeder that is a pain in the behind to clean out. Their mouths-full-of-water routine just turns it into a cake, which I'm guessing would soon be a fungus-cake.

    Suggestions?
     
  2. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    I am not sure how many ducks you have or how big your place is but here is what i do. I use a peice of guttering like on your house and just fill that with the food for them each day. I use a long peice so they can get into it but it is not very deep so they tend to eat it and not waste as much.
     
  3. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    I also have the water a little distance from the food so they have to go walk to the water.
     
  4. Homesteading_Bound

    Homesteading_Bound Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they?

    I give ducks the pellets and they don't waste as much.

    The ages are one 1 1/2 month old.... 2 and 3yrs olds. As for water....the older one use the pond plus a rubber bucket. The younger one uses a ceramic bowl....No matter what....

    They can make water funkie fast....
     
  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Your ducks waste food? Not a drop escapes my hungry little goober's mouths.
     
  6. JStark

    JStark Out Of The Brooder

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    I may try the gutter thing. I will also move the food farther from the water.

    My ducks are about 3 weeks old.

    Thanks for some good, practical advice, folks![​IMG]
     
  7. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    I would change them to pellets once they are old enough too. The crumbles are always a bit messier than the pellets.
     
  8. BeccaOH

    BeccaOH Morning Gem Farm

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    I have the same trouble with my 3 week olds. They drop the crumbled Flock Raiser all over the floor between the feeder and the waterer, creating a soggy paste. I've seen them eat off the floor, but not much. Gotta love them. [​IMG]
     

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