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Just had my ducks out free ranging, and my smallest duck caught herself a frog and swallowed it whole!  I don't get grossed out by them eating slugs and such, but I was walking behind her as she ran from her other 5 buddies (she didn't want to share) saying, "No, no, no not the frog, don't eat the frog!"  She didn't listen. I knew they ate frog eggs out of our pond, but didn't think they could swallow a frog!


Edited by newbyduckmom - 2/26/12 at 3:19pm

Three spoiled Khaki Campbells (Walter, Mildred, Mocha)(RIP Watson), two spoiled Magpies (Ciscoe, Peeps), one spoiled miniature red dachshund (Abbey), one spoiled black and tan dappled miniature dachshund (Sherman), and a not-so-spoiled husband.

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Three spoiled Khaki Campbells (Walter, Mildred, Mocha)(RIP Watson), two spoiled Magpies (Ciscoe, Peeps), one spoiled miniature red dachshund (Abbey), one spoiled black and tan dappled miniature dachshund (Sherman), and a not-so-spoiled husband.

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Just had my ducks out free ranging, and my smallest duck caught herself a frog and swallowed it whole!  I don't get grossed out by them eating slugs and such, but I was walking behind her as she ran from her other 5 buddies (she didn't want to share) saying, "No, no, no not the frog, don't eat the frog!"  She didn't listen. I knew they ate frog eggs out of our pond, but didn't think they could swallow a frog!



 I watched one of my muscovie girls run down a frog once and eat it whole, she also ate a copper head snake,[young one]

Living in the Beautiful Mountains of Western N.C.. with 15 chickens= EE's, Game, Cochin bantams,Light Brahma,  Black Australorps . 13Muscovy ducks, 1 Embden Gander,2 Toulouse geese 1 American Buff, 3 mini Dachshunds, 1 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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Living in the Beautiful Mountains of Western N.C.. with 15 chickens= EE's, Game, Cochin bantams,Light Brahma,  Black Australorps . 13Muscovy ducks, 1 Embden Gander,2 Toulouse geese 1 American Buff, 3 mini Dachshunds, 1 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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I always get grossed out thinking about animals swallowing other animals whole.  All I can imagine is the feeling of a live animal squirming around in my throat and belly, even if it's only for a second or two before it dies.  gives me the heebie-jeebies.  sickbyc.gif

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I'd rather have a life 'oh wells' than a life of 'what ifs.' " - Anon.

 

Easter Eggers, Wellsummers, Barred Rocks, Buff Orpingtons, Tetra Tints, Golden Laced Wyandottes

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post #4 of 17

I always worry about the ducks eating the killdeer chicks because I love killdeer chicks so much, but I also love ducks, too.  So far, the ducks seem to ignore the little chicks which are hard to see.  I wonder if maybe the ducks can't see them when they're running around the rocks.  Even falcons and seagulls seem not to see the killdeer chicks as long as they stay where they blend in.

Killdeers, phoebes and finches (My bird blog)

God bless baby killdeers and ducklings   

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Killdeers, phoebes and finches (My bird blog)

God bless baby killdeers and ducklings   

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I always get grossed out thinking about animals swallowing other animals whole.  All I can imagine is the feeling of a live animal squirming around in my throat and belly, even if it's only for a second or two before it dies.  gives me the heebie-jeebies.  sickbyc.gif



 I know just the thought. sickbyc.gif

Living in the Beautiful Mountains of Western N.C.. with 15 chickens= EE's, Game, Cochin bantams,Light Brahma,  Black Australorps . 13Muscovy ducks, 1 Embden Gander,2 Toulouse geese 1 American Buff, 3 mini Dachshunds, 1 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

http://www.godvine.com/Moving-Video-To-A-Christmas-Hallelujah-Reminds-Us-What-Christmas-Is...

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Living in the Beautiful Mountains of Western N.C.. with 15 chickens= EE's, Game, Cochin bantams,Light Brahma,  Black Australorps . 13Muscovy ducks, 1 Embden Gander,2 Toulouse geese 1 American Buff, 3 mini Dachshunds, 1 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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I always worry about the ducks eating the killdeer chicks because I love killdeer chicks so much, but I also love ducks, too.  So far, the ducks seem to ignore the little chicks which are hard to see.  I wonder if maybe the ducks can't see them when they're running around the rocks.  Even falcons and seagulls seem not to see the killdeer chicks as long as they stay where they blend in.



 Maybe so dd it always amazes me as to how animals adapt to their surroundings and blend right in.

Living in the Beautiful Mountains of Western N.C.. with 15 chickens= EE's, Game, Cochin bantams,Light Brahma,  Black Australorps . 13Muscovy ducks, 1 Embden Gander,2 Toulouse geese 1 American Buff, 3 mini Dachshunds, 1 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

http://www.godvine.com/Moving-Video-To-A-Christmas-Hallelujah-Reminds-Us-What-Christmas-Is...

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Living in the Beautiful Mountains of Western N.C.. with 15 chickens= EE's, Game, Cochin bantams,Light Brahma,  Black Australorps . 13Muscovy ducks, 1 Embden Gander,2 Toulouse geese 1 American Buff, 3 mini Dachshunds, 1 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

http://www.godvine.com/Moving-Video-To-A-Christmas-Hallelujah-Reminds-Us-What-Christmas-Is...

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post #7 of 17

You gotta love free ranging...

 

These aren't your Grandfather's chickens.

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These aren't your Grandfather's chickens.

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post #8 of 17
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Apparently, it wasn't enough food.  She devoured the cabbage and feed I gave them later as well!  Guess she's just one really hungry duck!  Still can't belie how large the frog was!  And they have trouble eating the cabbage unless I chop it up for them?  Go figure.

 

Three spoiled Khaki Campbells (Walter, Mildred, Mocha)(RIP Watson), two spoiled Magpies (Ciscoe, Peeps), one spoiled miniature red dachshund (Abbey), one spoiled black and tan dappled miniature dachshund (Sherman), and a not-so-spoiled husband.

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Three spoiled Khaki Campbells (Walter, Mildred, Mocha)(RIP Watson), two spoiled Magpies (Ciscoe, Peeps), one spoiled miniature red dachshund (Abbey), one spoiled black and tan dappled miniature dachshund (Sherman), and a not-so-spoiled husband.

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Apparently, it wasn't enough food.  She devoured the cabbage and feed I gave them later as well!  Guess she's just one really hungry duck!  Still can't belie how large the frog was!  And they have trouble eating the cabbage unless I chop it up for them?  Go figure.

 



 Is she laying? I have 1 of my scovie hens that acts like she can't get enough to eat. She is constantly on the go looking and when I go out she comes up to me expecting something.  she has plenty of reg. feed but acts like a pregnant woman. lol I have already given them a big bowl of peas and oatmeal and it's too early for their mealworms.

Living in the Beautiful Mountains of Western N.C.. with 15 chickens= EE's, Game, Cochin bantams,Light Brahma,  Black Australorps . 13Muscovy ducks, 1 Embden Gander,2 Toulouse geese 1 American Buff, 3 mini Dachshunds, 1 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

http://www.godvine.com/Moving-Video-To-A-Christmas-Hallelujah-Reminds-Us-What-Christmas-Is...

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Living in the Beautiful Mountains of Western N.C.. with 15 chickens= EE's, Game, Cochin bantams,Light Brahma,  Black Australorps . 13Muscovy ducks, 1 Embden Gander,2 Toulouse geese 1 American Buff, 3 mini Dachshunds, 1 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

http://www.godvine.com/Moving-Video-To-A-Christmas-Hallelujah-Reminds-Us-What-Christmas-Is...

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post #10 of 17
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Yes, Miss Lydia, she is laying.  No matter how much feed and treats I give them these days they seem to be bottomless pits!  Within last couple of weeks, been giving them double the feed and treats.  But their run is pretty much picked clean for foraging and they aren't getting out as often to free range as they do in summer and when I am not working odd hours.....

Three spoiled Khaki Campbells (Walter, Mildred, Mocha)(RIP Watson), two spoiled Magpies (Ciscoe, Peeps), one spoiled miniature red dachshund (Abbey), one spoiled black and tan dappled miniature dachshund (Sherman), and a not-so-spoiled husband.

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Three spoiled Khaki Campbells (Walter, Mildred, Mocha)(RIP Watson), two spoiled Magpies (Ciscoe, Peeps), one spoiled miniature red dachshund (Abbey), one spoiled black and tan dappled miniature dachshund (Sherman), and a not-so-spoiled husband.

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