dry cat food.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by lovesduckies, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

    Jan 11, 2010
    the ducky room
    do any of you duckie keepers give dry cat food as treats? when i kept my ducks inside, they would run out my door into my mom's room where the cat food is and eat as much as they could before i would tear them away.. litterally. now they are outside and i give them a few handfuls a day and my hen litterally starts spazzing out when i walk out there because she wants cat food. all day today she has been pushing herself up to the fence and sticking hear head through.. then i go throw in a handful and she's fine till i got back out again LOL

    anyone else??
     
  2. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    One of my hens used to come in the hosue if the door was open and eat out of the dog dish. she always knew exactly where it was, lol.
     
  3. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

    Jan 11, 2010
    the ducky room
    LOL they are soo weird. they'd rather eat cat food than their food [​IMG]

    did you ever try moving it to see if she could find it?
     
  4. pirtykitty

    pirtykitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I give my two WH's a small handfull in the mornings ( Iams Original) ... In the winter they get it twice a day a hand full in the morning and evening ... I was told not to give them a lot during the summer cause it will make them too fat.. in the winter it's good to help keep them warm..
    they will also come up and bluff the cats away from the Iams .
     
  5. ScaredOfShadows

    ScaredOfShadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    yup my ducks are getting braver, the flock will face down the cats at the outdoor bowl now that they've discovered where its at! So now I have moved the cat bowl up onto the front porch (they dont go that far around the house - yet) and I just give them a handful of catfood once or twice a day as a treat. [​IMG] mine are still growing a bit, and they are extremely active so I'm not worried about them getting fat.
     
  6. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    LOL they are soo weird. they'd rather eat cat food than their food

    Just think of all the nice protien and fat that is in cat food compared to their duck/chicken food. [​IMG] My laying girls are esp. determined to get meat & cat food/dog food treats. Charlotte flies over the fence and comes up to the house looking for me if she thinks I'm running late with treats. [​IMG]
     
  7. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

    Jan 11, 2010
    the ducky room
    lol. if they have had enough for the day, i turn on the hose and make mud for them. quackers LOVES to drill holes and stick her whole face in them. it keeps her occupied so she doesn't think about cat food [​IMG]
     
  8. suburbanduckmom

    suburbanduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine won't touch the stuff. I got some to give my scovy because she was getting a bit thin. Even my hog of a pekin wouldn't eat it.
     
  9. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Mine get Taste of the Wild [​IMG] A little in the morning. I call it their "cookies".

    "Shelley want a cookie?"
    QUACK QUACK QUACK!!!
     
  10. saxet

    saxet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine run the kittens out of the only catfood dish that is on the ground. And they drink their water too. [​IMG] Maybe the sit-strike they have going on my porch is because of the catfood? Oh dear! [​IMG]
    (I feed them hog pellets too, and they prefer that over hen scratch any day of the week, but catfood is even better, or so they say)
     

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