Do ducks every get full?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by tonycarbs, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. tonycarbs

    tonycarbs Out Of The Brooder

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    My Pekings never seem to get full. I think they'd eat till they died.

    Am I not feeding them enough or are they just like that?
     
  2. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    to answer your question:

    NO! lol, they are always hungry, even after you just fed them. mine like to beg and whine for food, esp when people are over, and embarrass me like i never feed them... i give them food all day long... lol. they are just moo cows. (I always ask my ducks, "So are you guys ducks? cause you look like pigs to me!")

    the good thing is, when they don't want to eat, it's usually a good indicator that something is wrong.
     
  3. tonycarbs

    tonycarbs Out Of The Brooder

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    Good!

    I've had ducks for a few years now and have never thought to ask other duck owners about this.

    I guess they are just more annoying now since I have so many now.
     
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    More than one person has called ducks
    'pigs with feathers'.


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  5. 19hhbelgian

    19hhbelgian Pigs DO Fly!!

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    Saw the question and immediately thought NO [​IMG] They act like they are starving, I swear they even eat in their sleep [​IMG]
     
  6. Feathered Wings

    Feathered Wings Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Georgia
    Thats funny my calls do get full i give them a scoop of feed in the morning and it last all day sometimes 2 days if i fill the scoop full.
    They eat on and off all day on what they are fed and they have never acted like little pigs.
    I guess calls are different from big ducks as far as appetite go's
     
  7. Whispering Winds

    Whispering Winds Chillin' With My Peeps

    You know, I don't have ducks, but I always watch ducks wherever I see them, because I just think they are so cute and funny, and they ARE eating the entire time!!! I never even thought about it, but they are crunching and munching whatever and wherever they wander . . .isn't that funny!!! Poor starving little ducks!!! That was funny . . .acting like you starve them in front of company!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. ChaosTheory

    ChaosTheory Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My campbells always seem to get full really easily, they'd rather be out foraging fing their own food [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2009
  9. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    Chenango Forks NY
    I have noticed that my campbells are the same way. Every morning when I put feed out they take a few bites but then are off foraging leaving the rest to the muscovys. They Muscovys however would eat until they popped if I let them [​IMG]
     
  10. Feathered Wings

    Feathered Wings Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Georgia
    Quote:Thats how my calls are i feed them they have a little and go swim or forage they come back to the feed throughout the day.
     

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