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do ducks eat wasps?

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I read that ducks eat flys. I have tons of wasps and hornets, yucky stingy things. Do ducks eat them? Or maybe some other poultry?

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i have seen my chickens try to catch flys its really funny dont know whether they have ever got any.
i have seen them eat spiders and snails

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They might eat a wasp once.  :o  Then they learn their lesson.  I watched one of my ducklings catch a hornet and try to eat it but it stung her inside the mouth and she quickly spit it out.

I am owned by 3 oegb (1 hen, 1 pullet, and one cockeral), 1 rir(cockeral), 1 frizzle turken(rooster), 7 cochin x salmon favorolle(chicks), 2 game x cochin x silkies(chicks), 1 pekin duck male, 2 indian runner duck females, 3 dogs, 2 cats, 2 rabbits, 2 hamsters, 1 cockatiel, and 6 finches.
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I am owned by 3 oegb (1 hen, 1 pullet, and one cockeral), 1 rir(cockeral), 1 frizzle turken(rooster), 7 cochin x salmon favorolle(chicks), 2 game x cochin x silkies(chicks), 1 pekin duck male, 2 indian runner duck females, 3 dogs, 2 cats, 2 rabbits, 2 hamsters, 1 cockatiel, and 6 finches.
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I watched a bumble bee flying around my baby ducks, the ducks ran and screamed like little girls LOL Can't blame the ducks though, the bee was almost as big as they were.

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I have 2 drakes that will eat wasps all the time. One is khaki campbell the other is saxony. The other 7 will eat them if they come close to them but are not at all as intent on eating every wasp that they can chase down.
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Originally Posted by Motherhenandflock View Post
 

I read that ducks eat flys. I have tons of wasps and hornets, yucky stingy things. Do ducks eat them? Or maybe some other poultry?


Ducks aren't natural predators of stinging flying insects. I don't think any poultry are. Mine snap at them, but they snap at everything that flies around their heads. I don't think they've ever caught one.

 

The best way to get rid of things like that is to eliminate the nests. I get rid of the bothersome ones near the house and leave the rest alone. As annoying as wasps are, they're actually beneficial insects because they control other damaging insects.

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