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Food at night?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by pigcoon, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. pigcoon

    pigcoon Songster

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    I have three beautiful female Pekins that are about a year and a half. They cat nap at night and often eat/drink quite a bit at night. They lay their eggs around dawn each day.

    We are now working on a rat problem....I think the moisture around the cage and the underside of the duck run has made for a perfect environment for rats. I would like to put the duck's food away at night, but I don't know if that's o.k. They do eat a lot at night.

    Do others take up their duck's food dish at night.? Can Pekin ducks tolerate this alright?
     

  2. shellywelly

    shellywelly In the Brooder

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    . I put mine away at night
     
  3. pigcoon

    pigcoon Songster

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    OK, that's good to know. I just wondered since they are kind of "up" all night, if their metabolism needed constant access to food.
     
  4. DuckGirl77

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    I know alot of people don't give them water at night, which means they don't give them food at night, either. They should be fine :)
     
  5. pigcoon

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    THanks a bunch folks!
     
  6. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Songster

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    No problem [​IMG]
     

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