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Pekin Duck Using PECk-O-MATIC Automatic Duck Feeder

Pekin Duck Using Automatic Duck Feeder

The ducks shown in Aflac commercials are the Pekin ducks. The adults of this breed are pure white and the ducklings are yellow. It is the most common type of duck raised for eggs and meat. They lay anywhere between 150 to 200 eggs per year.

There is no wastage of feed when an automatic feeder is available. The PECk-O-MATIC Automatic Duck Feeder not only saves feed but also discourages vermin onto the site. If feeding corn, the 1-inch regulator disc can be used. When feeding cracked corn or peas, it is recommended to use PECk-O-MATIC Automatic Duck Feeder's ½-inch regulator disc to feed these ducks.

Mature Pekin ducks can weigh between 8 and 11 pounds. Their heaviness makes them incapable of flying. If not killed for meat, their lifespan is about 9 to 12 years. They forage on the ground for grass, bugs and worms. The iris of this duck is grayish-blue in color. They have orange bills and orange shanks.

An interesting fact about Pekin ducks is that Disney’s Donald Duck was modeled after these ducks. The quack of the female Pekin duck is the same as that of Donald Duck. It is said that this breed has been farmed since at least 2500 BC in the Beijing (formerly called Pekin) area of China. They were brought to America in the 1870s by Mr. McGrath.