Discussion in 'Ducks' started by muddipuppy, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. muddipuppy

    muddipuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2009
    Mountain View, CA
    If they free range all day with access to adequate water, will runners need food and water in their pen at night?
  2. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    If they are adults, no.
  3. featherfinder

    featherfinder Runner Lover

    Mine free range all day and have a pond and water source and food. Around 7:30-8 is when it gets dark here and thats when they get locked up for the night. No food or water till the next day when they are let out.
  4. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    I don't water mine at night unless it is still super hot out.
    I don't give them food at night.
    They free range all day, but I still give them a bit less than a quart of food a day and they tend to eat most of it by bedtime.
  5. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2009
    Rocky Point, NC
    Mine free range all day and pen them up at night. They don't like going in the coop other then to lay their eggs. I leave the door open. The pen is enclosed and I leave food and water. They seem to party during the night with the other ducks and geese. If I were to lock them up in a coop I would not put food and water in there. Big time mess. Been there done that...... not good. Most of my birds have access to food 24/7 and they all free range.

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