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Can ducks eat minnows?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Rosewarrior, May 1, 2011.

  1. Rosewarrior

    Rosewarrior Out Of The Brooder

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    Some one told me that they fed their wild ducks minnows, is it ok to feed farm ducks minnows too? I just wanted to see if my Khaki Campbells would like to try minnows. They love worms and will do anyhting to get them. I wanted to see if this new treat is ok for them to have, before I let them try it. The type on minnow I'm looking to get are called Rosies. Can someone help me please?
     
  2. DarkWolf

    DarkWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 4 week olds were happily out in the [preformed] pond today munching on snails during their semi daily "clean yourself up" swim. They may or may not like them. If you're using a kiddy pool then it'll be easy for them to see and they might very well go nuts chasing them. You can pick up feeder goldfish [and rosy reds] at Wal*Mart for them, too. But, how old are they?
     
  3. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    Oh yea they will relish them. Not harmful. And hilarious to watch.
     
  4. Rosewarrior

    Rosewarrior Out Of The Brooder

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    They are a little over a year old. Thank for responding so quicky, I will have to pick some up for them! If it is half as hilarous as feeding them worms, I'm sure it will be a hoot to watch. LOL!!![​IMG]
     
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  5. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    Make sure you have clear water before the games begin! [​IMG]
     
  6. lovin my birds

    lovin my birds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so glad you asked this question. I was just about to post the exact same thing when i came across this post. [​IMG] Im going to go to walmart tomorrow and get some of those small feeder gold fish. Or Rosy Reds. I would love to see my ducks chase them. I am constintely giving them worms. Now everytime I go out there they expect worms. LOL!
     
  7. duckluck

    duckluck Dulcimyrh Ducks

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    I would try and go with a store that uses no harmful chemicals or antibiotics, however. I go to our local owner-run fishing tackle supply store, they are careful what they use in the tanks so as to not contaminate waterways. Also, only get fish your ducks can swallow! My Calls eat the tiny minnows used for fishing for crappies...
     
  8. aduckstolemyheart

    aduckstolemyheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ducks LOVE fish! I get the small feeder goldfish and they go nuts! But I will echo the above poster and say clear water is important! That way they can see them to chase them.
     
  9. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

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    Be very very careful feeding minnows toy your ducks. You could cause serious harm to yourself (falling out your chair from laughter) [​IMG]
     
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  10. lovin my birds

    lovin my birds Chillin' With My Peeps

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