Feeding ducklings and ducks

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Kathie

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Feeding ducklings and ducks
« on: June 01, 2011, 09:07 »
Hi all,

Can anyone tell me if ducks and ducklings should have food available all day as do hens or should there be particular feeding sessions?
Thanks
3 dogs now, 2 passed RIP Poppy and Paige, one wonderful husband and a new adventure on this wonderful island

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OpiumEater

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Re: Feeding ducklings and ducks
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2011, 09:31 »
I'd say all day, as they would feed as and when like in the wild.

BUT I don't have ducks  :D, though if I did, that's what I'd do.
Alice - Australorp
Bernadette - Barnevelder
Dora - Silver Grey Dorking
LilliBet - Cream Leg Bar

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Kathie

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Re: Feeding ducklings and ducks
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2011, 11:08 »
Thanks OE, that's what we have been doing, so unless told otherwise will carry on.

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Honeysuckle

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Re: Feeding ducklings and ducks
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2011, 19:12 »
Our ducks have food available all day   ::) Must be honest, didn't occur to me not to make it available all day!  :blush:
2 German Shepherds, Kira & Bruin, 4 hybrid chicks Chryssie, Violet, Sweet Pea and Astra.

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Spana

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Re: Feeding ducklings and ducks
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2011, 20:38 »
My ducks live a semi-wild life with open water to swim in and plenty of land to roam over so i feed morning and afternoon in the winter  and once a day in the afternoon in the summer.  If i had food  about all the time it would  just be eaten by wild birds and other nasties which i dont want to encourage  >:(
So i would say a lot depends on your situation. :)

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Re: Feeding ducklings and ducks
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2011, 20:40 »
Our 4 Kaki Campbells have as much free access to food as the hens during the day and in the afternoons when I scatter mixed corn I put a nice big scoop of it into their paddling pool as they are much less pushy than the hens and I think that this way they get their fair share. When I close all the birds up for the night I tip the water from the ducks paddling pool and there is usually a greedy hen waiting to get the last few grain the ducks didn't want who gobbles these up and then retires to bed. You could do this method in a shallow container to.

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Sassy

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Re: Feeding ducklings and ducks
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2011, 14:12 »
I also have Khakis and they have food available all day. :)
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