Anyone Else Feed Their Ducks Bugs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DarkWingDuck, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. DarkWingDuck

    DarkWingDuck Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 1, 2009
    Since my domesticated ducks don't get to run loose and hunt bugs, I often bring the bugs to them. I keep a few pieces of wood beside my coop and they become filled with pill bugs on a regular basis. I take a piece into the coop, shake the bugs off and the ducks go absolutely love it. After a rain, I'll also catch a bunch of worms and feed them to the ducks (which they love even more). I'm just curious to see if anyone else does this sort of thing. [​IMG]
  2. headred

    headred Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2009
    My ducks are HUGE fans of worms!! They expect them every morning. I read someplace to put solar lights right at the edge of their pen to attract bugs for them. Think I will do that as soon as things warm up! That might save you some work [​IMG]
  3. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    Worms and crickets were some of my ducks favorite treats. They more active the crickets, the better. Get a chair and be entertained.
  4. fowlmood

    fowlmood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 28, 2009
    northern Michigan
    Of course we do. What's a Friday night without watching the chickens and the ducks fight over bugs? [​IMG] Whenever I'm working out in the yard and I find a bug, I don't want it to go the waste. So I toss it into the bird yard. I figure that'll just make the eggs taste better for me.
  5. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

    Feb 26, 2009
    Madison County, Iowa
    My ducks are my favorite exterminator plan.... no chemicals which are dangerous to my kids, and full entertainment factor. Just wait until the grasshoppers start, I've never laughed so hard.
    Crickets are a fave, and anything that moves.
  6. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    We have something we call a 'redneck bugwacker' we just hang a small white light in the duck pen low to the ground. of course it attracts insects and the ducks grab them. Sometimes when the bugs are active they will attract tree frogs and watch the ducks have a tug of war after they catch one. much more fun than summer reruns on TV.
  7. ilroost

    ilroost Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 14, 2007
    weldon il.
    when the jap beetles come is my muscovies favorite time of tjhe year
  8. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
    my ducks hunt for their own bugs. it rained like crazy and my two little love bugs were scooping up the worms like candy! there were sooo many! they dig in the woodchips we have around the pond and find plenty of bugs. its funny to watch them chase after moths and stuff, they see it flying and you can see their head moving as they are watching and and they go running!
  9. xfilesnumber1fan

    xfilesnumber1fan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2008
    My ducks love nightcrawlers they would do anything for them and feeder fish in the pool..I know the fish arent bugs but they really love them!
  10. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    When we dug our pond, I found worms and threw them to the ducks. Now I can't go in the yard without being followed [​IMG]

    I also take the rocks that line the flower bed and move them over every once in a while to expose the dirt underneath. Lots of pill bugs for them to munch on [​IMG]

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