Our house is surrounded by what is known in Maine as "deer apples," meaning trees planted by deer--and tasting (for the most part) pretty much like their seeding vector. Years ago we kept sheep and ducks in the same pasture (where our house now sits), and the ducks were sometimes fast enough to snatch an apple or two from the small apple trees before the sheep got it--but not often. The sheep would stand beneath the trees with their mouths open, staring upward in anticipation. Now, with the small apple trees towering over the house and carpeting the ground with apples, we're going to start keeping ducks again in the spring, and I'm wondering just how many apples a duck can eat and live to tell about it--or, perhaps more accurately, how many can they eat and continue to thrive? I searched the forum and found apples a popular treat--I knew that--but has anyone had experience with apples as more than a treat? For at least a month, apples would, or could, form the bulk of the ducks' diet. If that's a bad thing nutritionally, they'd have to be excluded from the apple-overrun-area by a fence. But I remember the taste of those apple-fed lambs, and can only imagine the taste of an apple-fed Appleyard. So, can anyone with ducks and way too many apples comment?