How effiecient can they be at foraging flying insects?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bryanccfshr, May 27, 2010.

  1. Bryanccfshr

    Bryanccfshr Out Of The Brooder

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    Mar 29, 2010
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    Last week I noticed that my 4 pekins when fom 8-12 cups of feed a day to 4-5 cups. Today I noticed them snatching flies and other flying insect out of the air. I am suprised that they are catching wnough to put off their appettite. Until I observed them snbatching flying insectgs I was wondering wehat the problem was but it stil seems they must be catching alot of insects to make up for that much feed!
     
  2. chickboss

    chickboss Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2010
    You mean I may not have to mortgage my home in order to keep feeding them? [​IMG] There's hope? LOL
     
  3. Bryanccfshr

    Bryanccfshr Out Of The Brooder

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    Yea, There feed consumption has gone way down. Observing my dominant female yesterday she was snatching flies out of the air like a pro. Now looking closely at their bills instead of what I thought was mud and other debris from dabling I now recognize how much insects they arte chowing on... Good gross ducks!
     
  4. chickboss

    chickboss Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2010
    That is AWSOME! Good Ducks! [​IMG]
     

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