Can ducks eat shrimps and small fish?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Mccluckers, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. Mccluckers

    Mccluckers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi I live by the sea and I wondered if I could go and catch some shrimps and other small fish? Could I put them in there pond to eat?

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  2. Jessica89

    Jessica89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My friend feeds her feeder fish.. really small fish and they go crazy for them!
    Not sure about shrimp though??
     
  3. Mccluckers

    Mccluckers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thank you!
     
  4. Sfraker

    Sfraker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know about shrimp either but I know people that feed their ducks minnows they get from bait stores. The ducks love them.
     
  5. dotporter

    dotporter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    While I can't imagine a small amount would hurt (people feed kelp meal to ducks as a supplement), I'd worry about the amount of salt and iodine. That's just me though. I can't find any information on how much iodine is too much for a duck.
     
  6. poultrymaniac

    poultrymaniac Out Of The Brooder

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    Too much salt is a bad thing, but if the shrimp are put in the pond the freshwater should clean them out a bit.
     
  7. Mccluckers

    Mccluckers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks you all of you
     
  8. Michael M

    Michael M New Egg

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    Hi I am Michael and I have two twin Muscovy Drakes I have been feeding them cooked shrimp small pieces of course a couple times a week as a treat, and they adore it. When they see me approaching on shrimp days they start a dance that is so cute. So yes you can feed shrimps to your pet ducks Thank you
     
  9. PotatoWaffles

    PotatoWaffles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yes, they will LOVE feeder fish. They go batty for them.
     

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