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Not joking.

 

This time of year I sprout wheat seeds for them.  Sometimes I feed them as sprouts, sometimes I let them green up a little - the ducks seem to appreciate leafy green things this time of year.  Lettuce cores are appreciated also (but make sure you don't have any doofus ducks that choke on things - I have watched mine numerous times and they seem to be able to handle lettuce cores responsibly).

 

It seems to me a little less expensive to sprout things for the ducks - but I still do purchase greens for them sometimes when I am feeling flush.

 

Not joking.  Really.  This is how I think….

I've never heard of sprouting wheat seeds.  I'll have to look up how to do it.  This morning they gave me 1 egg again and got pineapple that was getting too soft in the fridge for my tastes.  We'll see if they like pineapple.  :)

Bordering on insanity alongside my Border collies and Indian runners.
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I've never heard of sprouting wheat seeds.  I'll have to look up how to do it.  This morning they gave me 1 egg again and got pineapple that was getting too soft in the fridge for my tastes.  We'll see if they like pineapple.  :)

 

 

Have you seen the Ultimate list of treats for ducks?  It's in the Stickies section (blue link at top of duck index).  I am not sure about pineapple - but many ducks eat fruit - I just am not sure…. Yes, I get a little overprotective.  Please bear with me, you are definitely a caring duck keeper.

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Have you seen the Ultimate list of treats for ducks?  It's in the Stickies section (blue link at top of duck index).  I am not sure about pineapple - but many ducks eat fruit - I just am not sure…. Yes, I get a little overprotective.  Please bear with me, you are definitely a caring duck keeper.

I'm probably not a fabulous duck keeper since I have my ducks for herding training with my border collie.  But I do try.  :/  I'll check out the ultimate list of treats.  With my flock I've just given them leftover fruit/veggies and they seem to be quite happy.  They loved it when I processed tomatoes from the garden last fall- all the damaged bits ended up in their bowl and red smeared ducks quacked happily all afternoon.  I won't even go into the strawberry bed and the black raspberry bushes-- I only have the ducks word that those were tasty. . and now there is a fence up to torture them all summer long.  :drool

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