What is the largest...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Goat_Walker, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    what is the largest thing a duck can eat?

    I have some 4-7 inch fish, that if I cant rehome in a few weeks to a month , will be fed to my ducks.

    Im thinking that those are too large, but then ive had a few ppl tell me that a duck will eat anything.
     
  2. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    I'm not sure about ducks, but wouldn't chickens pick fresh fish clean?
     
  3. Bex

    Bex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it would depend on the breed/size of the duck.. Like a full grown Pekin could eat something that large, while I'm not sure a call duck could..
     
  4. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    I have 3 males that are mallard(2) and mallard descended (1) and a buff female.
     
  5. Bex

    Bex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our mallards eat 2-3" fish no problem.. I would just put them out there for them and they'll eat what they can, I would imagine.
     
  6. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Well If I cant find a new home for these little fishies ill try it out.

    would they choke on it , or how would they eat it? lol, ive never fed them anything bigger than 2 inches. and those were minnows from the pond next door.

    The fish is a gourami and it has, well spikey fins on top.
     
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  7. Ivagrovegirl

    Ivagrovegirl Out Of The Brooder

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    They should be able to. My calls would probably at least try.

    Emily
     

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