Raising baby ducks for the first time

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by carlyducks, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. carlyducks

    carlyducks Songster

    Jan 27, 2018
    Hi! I have 2 ducks right now, a male blue swedish and a female black swedish. I wanted for females so my drake isn't mating my female so much so I ordered 2 females from Metzer Farms. I was wondering how much I should feed them daily?? Some people are saying 3 times a day while others are saying they can have food 24/7. Also how much for my adult ducks as well.. They are 7 months old and they have access to food all day except for when they sleep.. Thanks!
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  2. blayt90

    blayt90 Crowing

    Jan 11, 2018
    Magee, Mississippi
    My Coop
    I leave food for all of mine out 24/7 as long as they have water it should not be a problem.
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  3. BYCforlife

    BYCforlife Free Ranging

    Mar 18, 2017
    Alberta, Canada
    Ducks and chickens aren't like dogs or cats. They don't have the instinct to eat as much as possible when possible. 24/7 would be fine.
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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

  5. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Ducklings till 6 weeks feed 24/7 after that only free feed during day light hours...

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