ducks wont eat

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#1 Apr 27, 2011
Ok so I bought a pair if ducks a hen and Drake 4 days ago and they have not ate that I know of, they are full grown, and the guy I got them from was feeding egg laying feed so I got the same, I don't know what they use to live in, but now they have a fence about 40x10 with shelter and a pool, I saw them last night pecking around in leaves(no grass in pen) but they haven't ate the food I gave them yet, its in a pot. Also they don't start to move until late afternoon anyone help please.

Miami, FL

#2 Apr 28, 2011
I don't know what kind of ducks you have, but I have 9 pekin ducks that I have raised fromm a couple of days old. They are now 1 year old and they eat whole corn and starter duck food that I purchase from the feed store. I started the ducks off with the starter food (for ducks) in the beginning and they still love it. I put it in a bowl and they eat out of it. They have to discover and get used to the food in the bowl. The corn I just scatter and they eat that as well. I have mallards (we have a pond)- not mine they just fly in each day and they eat both of the foods as well - even out of the bowl. Birds have discovered the bowl and eat out of it. Also - believe it or not, I discovered that my pekin ducks LOVE LOVE LOVE Oscar Meyer Balogna. I cut it in small pieces and they eat it right our of my hand. They like ham as well. Try the above and let me know if it works. Good luck. Ducks are wonderful babies.

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