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Pekin overweight/keel issue

post #1 of 7
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My 2 ducks have been increasingly more overweight. They are starting to devlop a big keel. Is their any dietary changes that could help this? I feed them 2 rimes a day bwcause they are very hungry
post #2 of 7

If they're hungry but you feel they are obese I would consider adding my fiber rich foods such as cut grass, hay, kale etc.  

 

I would also consider adding a bit more protein in their diet (free time foraging for bugs, dried lentils, low fat dairy such as yogurt or kefir).  Protein consumption tells bodies that they are full.

post #3 of 7

what type of pekins are they? Are they jumbo, standard, or production pekins? 

A breeder of mallards(grey and black), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
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A breeder of mallards(grey and black), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
Jesus is the king rejoice!
NPIP certified
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Originally Posted by buff goose guy View Post

what type of pekins are they? Are they jumbo, standard, or production pekins? 
standard
post #5 of 7

Ok, for standard the keel shouldn't drag on the ground, but it shouldn't be so super thin either. The keel needs to be about and inch or 2 from the ground if your going by the standard identifications for shows. 

 

For weight loss, if it is a large issue, be sure that they are getting a proper diet and proper amounts of food. What all are you feeding them? 

A breeder of mallards(grey and black), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
Jesus is the king rejoice!
NPIP certified
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A breeder of mallards(grey and black), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
Jesus is the king rejoice!
NPIP certified
Reply
post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by buff goose guy View Post

Ok, for standard the keel shouldn't drag on the ground, but it shouldn't be so super thin either. The keel needs to be about and inch or 2 from the ground if your going by the standard identifications for shows. 

For weight loss, if it is a large issue, be sure that they are getting a proper diet and proper amounts of food. What all are you feeding them? 
ill get the of the feed when i wake up, i going to bed
Its 12 whwrw i live. I know its purina, i think. Actually, im not sure
post #7 of 7

Ok good night, the problem might just be over feeding. 

A breeder of mallards(grey and black), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
Jesus is the king rejoice!
NPIP certified
Reply
A breeder of mallards(grey and black), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
Jesus is the king rejoice!
NPIP certified
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