What Do Pekin Ducks Eat?


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Pekin ducks can be fed commercial waterfowl feed or can be fed commercial chicken layer feed supplemented with niacin and leafy green vegetables. Alternatively, ducks can be allowed to forage for insects, snails, frogs and green vegetables. Ducks that forage may need to have their diet supplemented with commercial feed.

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Pekin ducks are a breed of domesticated duck kept for eggs and meat. They were developed in China by domestication of the wild mallard duck. Pekin ducks are the most common breed of domestic duck in the United States. They are white with a yellow bill and weigh around 10 pounds when mature. They are too heavy to fly. A female Pekin can lay up to 200 eggs per year.

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