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What kind of treats do you feed ducks?

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Hi, I have 7 new (5 week old) ducks and 1 adult duck. I have read a few posts that describe feeding the ducks treats but my local pet store only offers pellets, crumble or mash. Can you please let me know what kind of treats these are or an alternative?   Thanks,Cami

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I give mine vegetables and crickets.

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I give mine hard-boiled chicken eggs. I also gave my poultry some stale donuts once but I'm sure that's not a good thing to give them more than once.

Insel Lyr Farm, Daggett, Menominee county, upper Michigan, USA: Ancona and Aylesbury ducks, guineas, chickens and Imelda the Chocolate turkey. Also sheep and a goat.
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Insel Lyr Farm, Daggett, Menominee county, upper Michigan, USA: Ancona and Aylesbury ducks, guineas, chickens and Imelda the Chocolate turkey. Also sheep and a goat.
http://insellyr.blogspot.com  https://www.facebook.com/insellyrfarm

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click on the Sticky note -- very first post  ,,, Nettie has an AWESOME list of treats... lots a greens. peas. !!

1 DH, & 8 Calls .. Omlet, Ramrod, Blacktop, Holeshot, Luna, Seven, Riot, and Smudge.
And of course the One who made all this happen (me becoming Duck Obsessed) "HotRod"....(my wild wood duck)
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1 DH, & 8 Calls .. Omlet, Ramrod, Blacktop, Holeshot, Luna, Seven, Riot, and Smudge.
And of course the One who made all this happen (me becoming Duck Obsessed) "HotRod"....(my wild wood duck)
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Grape pieces, peas, apple pieces, earthworms, grubs, clover, grass (mine graze like mad anyway, but they still think its a treat if you toss it in the pond), chopped lettuce thats looking a little brown, cantaloupe (they tear it apart pretty effectively), cheerios... basically anything thats healthy for a human and doesn't contain extra sugar or salt or fat works.

As per above tho... check the link, its pretty good.

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I'll take a bag of frozen peas, put in a strainer and run warm water over them for a few minutes until they're soft, the ducks can't eat them fast enough!

Lettuce is big with ours as well!

Parents of a 25yr old human daughter, 23 Silkies, 2 Muscovies, 2 Khaki Campbells, 1 Pekins, 2 Black Runners, 1 Fawn Runners, 4 runner mixes & 5 dogs...

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Parents of a 25yr old human daughter, 23 Silkies, 2 Muscovies, 2 Khaki Campbells, 1 Pekins, 2 Black Runners, 1 Fawn Runners, 4 runner mixes & 5 dogs...

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this is the best list out there!


Edited by call ducks - 4/10/10 at 12:22pm

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Fundy Poultry - Breeding pure utility Large Fowl Welsummers,Light Sussex, and more breeds in 2014/2015.  We breed poultry the way farmers bred them hundreds of years ago. When you buy chicks,started birds, or adults from us they will be productive.

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mine go crazy over minows ,i buy them and put them in there little pool kids plastic swimming pool

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i have  wc, black,polish eggs for sale , buff orpington eggs for sale   just pm me
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I give mine grapes. They eat them up!!!

Ryan Winchester

11 Chickens, 4 Ducks, 2 Cats, 2 Dogs, 2 Exotic Birds
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Ryan Winchester

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