Wet duck feed, how do I fix this?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jjdward, May 17, 2009.

  1. jjdward

    jjdward How bout them DAWGS!

    May 4, 2009
    Buchanan, Georgia
    I know that ducks are messy. I found that out after about 15 mins [​IMG] . I also know that they need water to digest their food. I use a feeder like this
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    I have two problems:
    #1. They waste a lot of feed
    #2. The feed gets wet(i guess because of the water in their mouth). When it gets wet, it kinda cakes up, not really wet but just damp, it stops the feed from come through the slot into the red pan bottom.
    Would moving the water far away from the feed help keep the feed dry? Anybody?[​IMG]
     
  2. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    I would move them a few feet apart. Can your ducks climb into your feeder, or is it raised up? if not raise it a little, and see if that stops the spillage.
     
  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    I have the same problem - I'm thinking that when they get a little older and I can get them on pellets maybe I can use one of those bin-type feeders like you use for rabbits?

    I did move the water away from the feed but they still make the caked up mess.

    I'd love to hear other's solutions too!
     
  4. jjdward

    jjdward How bout them DAWGS!

    May 4, 2009
    Buchanan, Georgia
    Quote:It is raised up i just think they may just be pigs!!
     
  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I have the same feeder. Mine is raised up too, but it is also several feet away from the water [​IMG]
     

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