Is this normal?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Easterdaze, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. Easterdaze

    Easterdaze In the Brooder

    May 8, 2019
    View attachment 1824242 Hi, I have 2 Duclairs and 2 Crested Pekins, all 7 week old girls. They basically live in their pool. I let them free range all day and all they do is eat their crumble and float. Is that normal? They have a sweet set up, spoiled rotten but they choose to just float, nap while floating and get out to eat and straight back to the pool. They don’t forage? I feed them snap peas and meal worms for treats but they aren’t looking for bugs? Are they just lazy or is this common for these breeds? We have a pug who walks around and eats their poop, but he doesn’t bother them at all. I thought they would walk the yard and eat grass and be social?
  2. Amc29

    Amc29 Songster

    Feb 20, 2019
    SW Oregon
    I cannot speak to the other breed, but the pekin I have is quite lazy. Our other ducks will walk and forage a decent amount, even venturing off into the woods a bit, but the pekin just hangs out next to the pen and water all day, occasionally seeking out shade of a nearby shrub. His foraging is minimal. He is also heavier, so not quite as mobile, which may be why he prefers to laze about.
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Yes it pretty normal if they don't have forage time too..

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