CAn ducks have very hot peppers like chickens can?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by redhen, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I know its safe to give chickens hot peppers...but what about ducks?
     
  2. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm actually not sure. I've been wondering if it's safe to worm my whole flock, including the ducks (I use the old fashioned way-with Cayenne pepper) but no one seems to know. Hopefully someone will come along and know...
     
  3. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    i know that ducks don't like hot foods and won't eat them... I'll try doing some searching...
     
  4. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    based on what i could find online, feeding peppers is not bad for bird in general. Birds do not have the receptorsfor them to register Capsicum, the chemical in the peppers that makes them taste hot to us. So birds happily eat peppers that would otherwise make us turn red, breathe heavy, and run for a glass of water/milk.

    here's the site-
    http://www.straightdope.com/columns...them-to-eat-vast-amounts-and-spread-the-seeds

    I gave my ducks bell peppers, which are not hot, and they sometimes like them, sometimes not. But my ducks are picky punkies.

    From what i've seen the peppers won't hurt your birds. You can try giving them pepper and see what they do. They may or may not eat it.
     

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