Ducks and Cat Food?
We have 4 Rouen Ducks. We love them to pieces. But we are worried about their diet - Cat Food. Yes, that's right. When they were big enuf to escape their pen in the garage, they discovered the cat's food and emptied it every chance they had. We've been feeding them duck food that we get from Farm & Fleet but they don't want that anymore. They are 5 1/2 months old now and demand we give them cat food every morning! We are going thru 2 large bags a month now.
They forage all over the yard and creek area and under the bird feeders but still demand the cat food from us. I pour the duck food over the cat food so they get some of that but not much as they won't touch it without the cat food.
They seem healthy and happy but I worry if they get the proper nutrition they need. I've found a couple eggs recently and worry even more now about their nutrition needs.
Do any of you know what we should do. When we only give them duck food, they squawk so bad I can't stand it and worry the neighbors will complain. Thanx for your help, Barbara