Could i get goldfish to feed ducks for snacks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by rooster brandon., Dec 31, 2010.

  1. rooster brandon.

    rooster brandon. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok you know them goldfish that get huge uuuhhhhh koi i think thats what you call them could i get some baby ones to feed ducks in pond when there babys there really small like minnow size so would it be okay to get some of them and put it in there pond for them to eat?Oh and also could i go down to the creek and get some crawfish (crawdads) to put in there pond to watch them eat?
     
  2. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    I would guess it would be ok. gold fish are not poisonous, and ducks eat todpoles and i have gave mine minows for fun, so yes


    Im pretty sure
     
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  3. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
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  4. rooster brandon.

    rooster brandon. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If searched alot and i have read they can eat everything that is in a creek within reason,you know minnows,crawdads,ECT,ECT,ECT.
     
  5. wood&feathers

    wood&feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most pond owners consider crawdads a nuisance. They dig very deep burrows that can weaken earth dams. Feeder goldfish likewise are a nuisance - prolific and filthy. If you have a nice farm pond, stock it with a balanced mix of bluegill and bass, maybe consult your state fish & game folks. In KY and many other states they will provide a free consultation to landowners on things like pond management and wildlife habitat. The fish truck folks will ALWAYS recommend overstocking, for obvious reasons.

    But if your pond is a plastic or rubber bucket in the bird pen, by all means give 'em treats!
     
  6. rooster brandon.

    rooster brandon. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Omg,sorry i just reread my post and i made it sound like i own a huge 4 acre pond when i say pond i mean a a kiddie pool dug in the ground and made to look natural i mean put small goldfish and crawdads in that as a treat for them to pass time not a huge pond to stock full of fish and such,that is the stuff in my dreams........
     
  7. rooster brandon.

    rooster brandon. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Basically what i summed up from all of this is yes you can give them crawdads and small goldfish.
     
  8. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    minnesota!!!!
    minnows are so much cheaper.
     
  9. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just a side-note to those who might want to "stock" their ponds/lake (not just provide the ducks with some fun in a small pool like the OP): Beware of putting bass or anything with a big mouth in your pond if you breed ducks. Bass eat the ducklings at the lake I go to the most.
     
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  10. Muscovies

    Muscovies Chillin' With My Peeps

    To me minnows would be cheaper like roocrazy said
     

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