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Suet cakes for ducks?

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I just got my steer from the butcher today, and ordered myself some suet this time around to make some suet cake winter treats for my chickens.  Then I got to thinking....is there a way to make suet cakes for my ducks?  I'm new to ducks, and can not find any info on this topic.  Anybody have some input on this?

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I'm so bummed no one has chimed in here.  I'm searching for the same information and haven't come up with a clear answer in my internet research so far.... 

post #3 of 5

I would say a definite no.  Suet is made from animal fat, and ducks shouldn't be fed dietary fat, they have a hard time digesting it.  They also shouldn't be feed bird seed.  It is hard to digest, and can impact their crop.  There are so many other great treats for ducks - this just isn't one of them. 

Learning through living with my 8 ducks -  1 Chocolate Runner, 1 Blue Runner, 1 Fawn and White Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 2 Welsh Harlequins and 2 Pekins
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Learning through living with my 8 ducks -  1 Chocolate Runner, 1 Blue Runner, 1 Fawn and White Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 2 Welsh Harlequins and 2 Pekins
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Thanks for the info!! :) 

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No problem @naivetefarm, this is a great place to get quick answers ;)

Learning through living with my 8 ducks -  1 Chocolate Runner, 1 Blue Runner, 1 Fawn and White Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 2 Welsh Harlequins and 2 Pekins
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Learning through living with my 8 ducks -  1 Chocolate Runner, 1 Blue Runner, 1 Fawn and White Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 2 Welsh Harlequins and 2 Pekins
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