I've been reading every bit that I can on the whole fermented feed process and I plan to try it within the next couple weeks. But I do have a few small questions on it. First, I bought a 5 gallon plastic bucket with a lid(but I'll probably use a cloth instead) and I currently only have 6 ducks to feed. If I start the feed, can I keep it going in that bucket continuously, or do I need to have multiple containers going? I've heard people mention that you have to use it before it gets past it's prime. I also don't want it to go bad on me. I was hoping to be able to use a strainer to scoop it out as I need it and just add dry feed back in as it gets low, but will it eventually get too old or break down into soup? Second, has anyone noticed that they fed more or less than before after starting FF? I feed twice daily and mine go crazy during meal times. I feel like I don't feed enough, but my two oldest hens were getting too fat, so I cut back. Now they act ravenous around meal time. And they all choke their feed down too fast. I'm hoping this will help the problem as well as add some health benefits. I'm just wondering how you figure out feeding ratios after it's wet like that. Lastly, but pretty off-topic. I want to start feeding an all flock mix(3/4 all flock, 1/4 layer) and just offer oyster shells on the side, because I have a drake and my hens aren't even laying at the moment anyway. I notice when I've put the oyster shells out in the past though, they just seem picked through and are usually very wet and slimy by the end of the day. Kind of wondering if that's normal or not. Thanks!