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How Much Will My Ducks Eat?

March 01, 2019

A question that a lot of people have, including those that have been in the waterfowl community for a while, is how much ducks eat.

Please keep in mind that these are approximations of what a duck will eat if given free choice of a balanced ration and will vary according to temperature, exercise, and genetics.

Pounds of Feed Per Day Per Duck


Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Pekin
.07
.23
.35
.40
.45
.50
.55
All Others
.05
.10
.15
.21
.27
.33
.40
Runners
.05
.08
.11
.15
.2
.25
.30
Mallards
.04
.06
.08
.10
.13
.17
.20

Pounds of Feed Per Day Per Duck – After About 12 Weeks of Age
  Laying Females Non-Laying Females and Males
Pekin
.48
.40
All Others
.40
.35
Runners
.30
.25
Mallards
.20
.15

We hope this helps you in making feed and feeding decisions for your birds.

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