Blackberries

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by newbyduckmom, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2011
    Snohomish County, WA
    Anyone feed their ducks blackberries?

    Any reason they would be dangerous for them - seeds?
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2011
  2. laceynoelle

    laceynoelle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2009
    Reno
    Ive fed ducks and chickens both blackberries, never had a problem. [​IMG]
     
  3. michelle89

    michelle89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I never thought about blackberries, I'll have to go pick them some! The ducks and chickens have found the wild blueberries growing around my yard and the huckleberries too! Its funny to watch a duck stretch its neck to get the berries up high![​IMG]
     
  4. RunnerWhisperer

    RunnerWhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I never thought of blackberries either! Hmmm. I have two blueberry bushes in our yard. The ducks would only eat the blossoms and the green berries. They refuse to eat the ripe berries which I thought was weird? I caught the dogs though up in the bushes eating the ripe berries! No wonder they dissapeared so fast!!
     
  5. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2011
    Snohomish County, WA
    I have one duck that LOVES blueberries. As long as they are entirely ripe. A little green and they all spit them out! Finicky ducks!
    I will have to go pick them some blackberries and see how that goes!
     
  6. grawg

    grawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I fed my ducks blackberries and they loved them as well
     
  7. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2011
    Snohomish County, WA
    Well, I tried it. They pulverized the blackberries into little individual berry parts and left them on the ground. Now the "garbage collector" (Mildred, who loves all things berry and buggy) is cleaning up all the little pieces! Apparently, blackberries, like peas before them, are going to be an acquired taste for the ducks!

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    They sure can be finicky!~

    Will try again tomorrow.

    Had the ducks out last night and Mildred suddenly went darting across the yard all by herself as fast as her little waddling legs would carry her. Apparently, the bug she was chasing did fly fast enough!

    Darned ducks, they can be so funny!
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2011

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