When most people think of Pekin Duck, they are thinking of the cooking technique used by the Chinese when preparing duck. There are however actual ducks of the same name that is also called Long Island Duck. Back in 1873 nine ducks were exported from China to Long Island New York and are now the most widely consumed duck in the United States. Pekin ducks, like most ducks, survive on a diet various vegetation and insects. You can also purchase Duck pellets at your local pet or feed stores.
There are available recipes for organic foods and also medicated & unmediated versions available at the typical feed stores in rural areas. Many times, you have found this helpless hungry creature and you aren’t necessarily trying to keep it as a pet but do feel the need to provide it with some nourishment, kudos to you but be careful. Animals that grow accustomed to being given food rather than having to forage for it are learning dependency and this can cause future issues in their lives.
One person reports their ducks favorite foods are of grass and dirt in the yard, canned corn, canned carrots, and of course bugs like grasshoppers, wasps, crickets, whatever it is that flies into their pool or water and can't escape. Their favorite way to eat is to sieve the water through their beak and get the tiny pieces. So, if offering them grass or hay they wouldn't eat it from your hand but if you just dump a bunch in the pool or water bowl, they will eventually eat it. While this person sounds like they really loved their pet duck, it’s never recommended to feed any canned or processed foods to animals that are wild. Pets are different and as long as the vet gives them a clean bill of health, it should be fine.
I have a duck and quite a few chickens. They blend in well, but you have to have two feeding bowls so the pecking order doesnt scare your duck.
Ducks love corn and chicken feed. Plenty of water too.
All ducks like corn whether whole or cracked.They also love bread pieces,they will eat some leftover greens etc. Such as lettuce.They naturally forage for bugs and vegetation.
Ducks should not have bread it is bad for there digestive system they like fruits bugs worm n chicken duck or turkey feed
I was wondering about that same question, I am thinking about getting a Pekin Duck to go along with my two other chickens, do they work well together? And are you sure that my duck can eat the chicken food? I am just wondering, as to not destroy my new baby duckling