Any one feed their ducks tomatoes?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by donaquijote, May 17, 2016.

  1. donaquijote

    donaquijote Out Of The Brooder

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    I met a woman today who used to work at a rescue place...and she said that they never fed tomatoes to their ducks. Anyone have any information on this? I give my ducks tomatoes and lettuce every day. Anyone have information that I shouldn't do this? They do love their tomatoes!
     
  2. Ghibli

    Ghibli Out Of The Brooder

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    As far as I know, it's totally fine as long as they don't eat the tomato plant. Mine love tomatoes and I've seen no negative affects from it.
     
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  3. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes, yes they can cause intestinal duress. I know, I can't eat tomatoes.

    I'd be cautious, but if they love them and don't seem to have a problem, then they should be fine.
     
  4. PotatoWaffles

    PotatoWaffles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine refuse them and stomp them into the mud
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Mine won't eat anything red [​IMG]

    But some folks regularly feed their ducks a little bit of tomato and they do fine. I agree with dotknott, just like us, they can be okay or have a reaction to food.

    When introducing foods, I generally proceed with caution - offer a little bit, watch for several minutes, and keep an eye on everyone and their poop for the day. I read up ahead of time, but one can get severely confused with so many people saying "absolutely not!" and others saying "it's great for them!"
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Mine love tomatoes also. They don't get them daily just as a special treat once in a while.
     
  7. KrisCVT

    KrisCVT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine go insane for tomatoes. They will chase each other for each piece. They got into my garden several times last year to steal them right off the vines...and eat the leaves. They are still fat and healthy and I think the fear about tomato plants has been overblown.
     
  8. PepperM

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    I was told the fruit itself is okay, but the stems and leaves are toxic. Dunno if that's true or not, but my toddlers love tomatoes :)
     
  9. Sarkchick

    Sarkchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Patti, I love your new avatar
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