One more question. Sorry! This one about $$$.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MummyToTwins, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. MummyToTwins

    MummyToTwins Out Of The Brooder

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    How many ducks do you have and how much would you guess you pay in feed per month?

    Ultimately I think this may be the deciding factor in how large a flock we can have.

    And are there other expenses you never guessed you would have? Duck sitters for example if you travel.
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    3 geese
    6 ducks
    1 guinea

    1 bag of flock raiser every month about 15 right now. It was 13 earlier in the year.
     
  3. animalsRawesome

    animalsRawesome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Are yours free ranging?
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Most of the time yes. Not as much during this time of year.
     
  5. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

    6 ducks


    1 50lb bag a month usually. $16 nutrena all flock. Mine are weird and dont like to free range.
     
  6. animalsRawesome

    animalsRawesome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks. I just thought that it might lead them to consume less "feed" if they were out eating bugs all day. Thanks again.
     
  7. country_girl011

    country_girl011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a flock of 7 calls.
    a 50# bag of flock raiser lasts about 3 months.

    its mixed with cracked corn
    1/4 corn to 3/4 pellets

    the chickens are also fed the pellets. but very little. maybe 1/18th of the bag.

    im sure since it is winter their eating will go up.
    & mine do not free range


    oh yea and its $18 per bag .

    i also started mixing in some horse feed (sweet feed) with it to make it go further.
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2011
  8. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    A 50 lb bag of Nutrena Flock Raiser lasts 1 week here! LOL

    16-17 guineas, 8 call ducks, 3 runners, 3 crested swedish, and 2 rouen mix hens.

    The guineas only get corn since they are the only ones that eat it.
     
  9. Chicken Crazy12

    Chicken Crazy12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 17 ducks right now and a bag of feed last about 2 weeks here.
     
  10. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

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    60 ducks
    12 geese
    50lbs of Lay pellets $12.09 (and a few other things) usually lasts 3 days

    So about $120-$150 a month

    This is at my house, On the other place we have about the same amount of birds and lasts about the same amount of time.
     

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