Are beetroots okay for ducks to eat?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by felicity5, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. felicity5

    felicity5 Out Of The Brooder

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    Are beetroots okay for ducks to eat? and if so how should they be served.
     
  2. Tivona

    Tivona Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are fine to feed. Very nutritious too. You can serve them raw or cooked but I would suggest cutting them into pieces the ducks can handle. Here is a list of duck treats that are good. The beets can change the color of their poop so don't panic if it starts looking a bit red after feeding it to them.
     
  3. felicity5

    felicity5 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much ! And thank you for the link :)
     
  4. Tivona

    Tivona Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your welcome and [​IMG]
     
  5. Valntyn

    Valntyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oo, yay, something else I can add to the "duck garden" next year! [​IMG]
     
  6. new2ducks

    new2ducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I definately am planning a duck garden for next year too! My poor little things just feasted on weeds but loved them! There were some sunflowers that were growing in their pen abd they enjoyed them too. I bought some pond plants and they devoured them in about 10 minutes...also 20 feeder fish not too long ago and WOW it was like watching pirhannas! lol
    I'm hoping to plant something that can handle them for next year and maybe last a little while!
     
  7. felicity5

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    My ducklings love weeds too!
     
  8. new2ducks

    new2ducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does anyone have any ideas of winter plants that I could plant that the ducks might like?
     
  9. Tivona

    Tivona Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kale is great. I grow it for my ducks and it is a favorite. It handles frost well but needs some protection for real cold deep freezing. Grows quickly, even in cool weather. Nutritious. It must be fenced off or the ducks will kill the plants. I always have some growing now. I can keep kale going for close to a year before it dies from frost or setting seed. I let a few plants go to seed a couple of years ago and saved all the seed. I still have over a quart of the kale seed. I just store it in my refrigerator after making sure it was good an dry. The seeds last for years this way. A few others are dandelions, swiss chard, and bok choy. Any of the cabbage family such as the kale usually like cooler weather so they make great winter garden greens for both me and my birds.
     
  10. felicity5

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    I'm going to buy worms today are there any in particular I should get like blood worm or thread worms or something?
     

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