OMG! How much do they eat!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by DUCKGIRL89, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I have had 4rouen 1 khaki and a ancona for about 5 months and they eat ALOT. I feed them like six cups (as in cups you drink out of). And today I just got a breeding pair of call ducks (a magpie call and a white pied call) and I fed them 3 cups (as in cups you drink out of) and they ate it all! It makes me think that the lady I got them from wasn't feeding them right. becuase I feed my big ones six cups and they only eat half and the big boys weigh a good 9 lb. and these tiny little calls ate as much as them! what the heck! And my calls only weigh 2 3 lb. they shouldn't eat that much should they?
     
  2. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do yalls calls eat this much?
     
  3. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should I not be feeding them this much? Could it harm them if I let them eat this much?
     
  4. jakell2010

    jakell2010 Out Of The Brooder

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    12 chickens ,,,,,,equates to 1 bag of layer pellets, 50 lbs per month, I have a large feeder that I fill once or twice pper week

    Before the fox incident last week they were out more and used about half that amount of food
     
  5. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

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    Ducks are pigs with wings. They will eat as much as you let them. Check on each particular breed to know what the need rather than want [​IMG]
     
  6. nwfl

    nwfl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My boys ate more than the girls. And now that they are laying, two pekins eat 4 cups a day in addition to free access to my veggie garden.
     
  7. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thanks guys. And I will check on the breeds.
     

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