jaketthomas said:A duck's natural diet is heavy in grains! Ducks thrive off grass, grains, seeds, and seaweed. I live on Long Island, the land of the duck. A duck's diet isn't going to change its body structure all that much, whether it's eating corn, pellets, or grass. We're talking miniscule changes. Like single digit percentage points difference. I've eaten farm raised ducks, I've eaten ducks that lived in confinement, and I've also eaten wild duck, and they taste virtually the same. Oily, dark meat, gamey, not very good, IMO.
We're not talking grass-fed beef kind of difference in body structure here. Cows aren't supposed to be eating the things that commercial farmers feed them, and their bodies get all screwed up. They generally feed commercial ducks grain/grass/seed pellets, which is their natural diet.
Unless you go hunting for ducks in the woods, many miles away from civilization, your "wild ducks" are likely going to have been fed wonder bread by kids, McDonald's fries, bagels, bologna slices, pickles, etc. People feed ducks crazy stuff, and they eat virtually anything you give them. At least with commercial ducks, they're fed a steady diet.