can you feed minnows to ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by pringle, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. pringle

    pringle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Pepperell,MA
    I have mallards and I know a place were I can catch minnows by the hundreds,could I fill a kiddie pool up with clear water and pour them in?Its would really help me pay not so much on feed.
     
  2. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Oh mY goodness YES! My ducks go bonkers for them. Heck, the ducks that wont let me near them eat them out of my hand!!!
     
  3. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
    Connecticut
    ahhhh. i never even thought of minnows! my ducks would love those. ill have to get some!
     
  4. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think it's important that they be fresh water minnows and not ocean ones.. but mine love all kinds of pond fishies... RIP pond goldfish!
     
  5. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
    Connecticut
    oh yeah! sorry fishies. we have a natural pond my ducks swim in and sometimes you see them come up and glup something down. thats when i don't wanna know what they just ate. LOL!
     
  6. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    YES...

    they problem would be trying to keep the fish alive with ducks! LOL
     
  7. Duck_feeder

    Duck_feeder Drowning in feathers!

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    They LOOOOOOOOOVE eating fish. But don't take my word for it, see for yourself!


     
  8. duckluck

    duckluck Dulcimyrh Ducks

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    I get my ducks minnows from the bait shop periodically and they just gulp them up! Three dozen minnows, and the guy is being generous so it's more like five dozen, gone within two hours! Sometimes some chasing of the minnows is involved...
     
  9. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep minnows and floating catfish food are great treats for any type of waterfowl, they love them!
     
  10. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    i never knew ...how cool [​IMG]
     

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