Too much food for the duckies???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Momma_Cluck, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. Momma_Cluck

    Momma_Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2008
    N. West Michigan
    Ok-- REALLY Newbie question- but we know NADA about Ducks...

    We were reading how unlimited feeding can lead to overeating and "fatty liver" in ducks...
    are we supposed to take away food at night-- or have un-limited access as babies, then change it as they age????

    HELP! My Duckies are for Pets/Eggs-- NOT Foie Gras!!
  2. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Northern CA
    When they are young(1-4 weeks) give them unlimited feed. 5-rest of life feed 2-3 times aday, ONLY if they sre overweight.

    P.s ducks generally only eat what they need to survive.
  3. SnoDuck2

    SnoDuck2 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 22, 2008
    ducks if always kept on free choice food will not over indulge. If you take food away and give it back they will try to eat all they can as fast as they can. this can cause more problems. There are also different breeds that will act differently. most all my ducks are on free choice food all the time. when I see the food is gone I fill the bowl again.

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