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Call Ducks and Vegetable Gardens

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by JessicaRichens, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. JessicaRichens

    JessicaRichens In the Brooder

    Sep 8, 2016
    I'm planning on getting call ducks soon. I know they are very small and I'm wondering how they are if left to free range in an area with a vegetable garden. Will they damage the garden? I would love to use them for insect control, but don't want them to destroy the garden in the process. Does anyone have experience with call ducks or bantam ducks in the garden?

  2. dotknott

    dotknott Songster

    Apr 11, 2016
    Rhode Island
    My Coop
    They will damage the garden, it's best to let them in there in between seasons or only under supervision.

    Try to keep them out when you have seedlings especially. They should be okay with most mature plants (though maybe not peas.)

    This is of course going to depend what they have a taste for. Mine decided that the leaves on the peach sapling was the best treat ever. The apple tree saplings not so much.

    Raised beds can make it so the ducks may be less supervised.
  3. My ducks love to eat my marigolds ...Eat them like candy...I have two Calls with four standard sized Ducks..They are a plant eating wreaking crew!...


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