So I've read alot of post on here that talk about feeding chickens and ducks outside and their food gets wet. And this seems to be a problem. I was wondering if anybody out there wets their food on purpose? The reason I ask this is because I have 1 pekin duck that lives with my chickens. Not only does he make a mess of their water and wastes it, he also waste their food, so for awhile now I've had a large deep metal pan thing that I give my duck water in and a small shallow pan that I put his food in. Though the chickens eat and drink from their feeder and waterer inside the coop they also like to drink from the ducks outside and eat his food. I put out plenty. But when I first started doing this the chickens would scratch all the dry crumbles out and make a mess. I also noticed that the duck seem to get choked up on eating the dry food too. So I started actually wetting the food that I put in the small shallow pan (I put about 1 quart of food in it). I just take a pitcher of water and pour it over the food until it is more water than food, and eventually the food does soak up the water and it turns into a thick slop. MY CHICKENS AND DUCK LOVE IT!!!!!! Everyday I do this. After a day of it sitting out, the next day its all gone and I have to do it again. I think the duck appreciates it the most and I think the chickens just like it because its different texture. I I wouldn't ever put a whole feeder outside because it would ruin that much, but I feed my duck everyday like this and the chickens love it too. I was just wondering if anybody has tried this or would like to?