How much does a single small call duck need to eat daily?

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  1. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi! I have an adult male call duck, we feed him roughly three times a day. We only give him about 2-3 tablespoons of feed in water (they help him swallow them, otherwise they get caught in his throat) per meal, but even then he sometimes doesn't eat it all. His weight is relatively stable, but can you tell me the amount he should be eating per day? He's a very tiny, show-quality call duck, only weighs one pound.

    Thanks so much for your advice, and I hope everything goes well for you today!
     
  2. DrMikelleRoeder

    DrMikelleRoeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A bird that size is only going to eat about 0.5 to 1 oz daily, which is probably why he is not eating all of the feed you are offering. As long as he is healthy and not losing wieght and you are feeding a good quality feed, then things are fine! If that is his picture, he sure is a cutie!
     
  3. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, that's Wobbles in my avatar! Thanks so much for the advice, I'm new to ducks and I honestly wasn't sure if he was getting enough to eat. That's very good to know. I hope you have an excellent afternoon!
     
  4. DrMikelleRoeder

    DrMikelleRoeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a great name! I have a pair of pet quail named Dan and Marilyn...
     
  5. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Dan Quail. Oh, my god. That is too perfect!
     
  6. DrMikelleRoeder

    DrMikelleRoeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is seven years old now. My husband keeps asking me how long do quail live? Dan is the gregarious one -- he talks a lot and eats bugs from my fingers. Marilyn does all the dirty work -- you ought to see her dismember a big grasshopper!
     

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