Are my ducks the only ones that do this?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by javajanie, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. javajanie

    javajanie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They love to eat the little icicles that form on the outside of their water bowl on really cold days. And when I break up the ice from their pool and throw it out on the grass, they try to eat that too! Weird ducks!
     
  2. bgelber

    bgelber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yours isn't the only one mine are eating the ice that forms from our downspouts
     
  3. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine do that too. Sillies!
     
  4. JosieR

    JosieR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine too when I flip their rubber water bowls and break the ice out they all come running and grabbing little pieces of ice. Mine don't eat so much as play with it. Silly ducks!
     
  5. Hattiegun

    Hattiegun Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have puts treats in water and frozen them and put in their pond... they love it even in the winter. They will nibble on any form of ice.. hope they dont get a Brain Freeze !!!!!!!!!
    Gives them something to do for awhile anyway lol
     
  6. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    I wondered if they were eating it or playing with it. I could not tell.
    My chickens do it a little but not like my ducks!
     
  7. 1duckychick

    1duckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine haven't done that but they do occasionally eat the snow. Always entertaining little creatures!
     
  8. Rosebud 18

    Rosebud 18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ducks and chickens both love to peck at the ice when I empty their bowls in the mornings.
     
  9. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Mine nibble on the ice blocks I break out of their kiddie pool [​IMG]
     
  10. greekbioguy

    greekbioguy Out Of The Brooder

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    mine love snow but they only have a chance to eat it a day or two a year and not every year but they are very interested in snow flakes and i have seen them trying to catch them in the air ,maybe they think that snow flakes are insects
     

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