The duck as a bird is said to be a symbol of superficiality, presumably because it floats on the water rather than in it. In former times religious belief was tested by the ducking stool. We may need to allow the current of life to move us rather than taking action ourselves. Knowing when to go with the flow suggests a kind of innate wisdom. In dreams, ducking to avoid an obstacle demonstrates the need to be careful. As always, other circumstances in the dream may indicate the true relevance of the symbol. A toy duck may denote the childlike part of ourselves. To be feeding the ducks may show some kind of therapeutic or calming activity is important. To be eating duck suggests a treat or celebration in store. Also consult the entry for Birds.