Do some duck foods produce stinkier poop than others?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ProudMom, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. ProudMom

    ProudMom Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a duck that likes to come inside our house sometimes. She's really sort of an indoor-outdoor duck. Problem is: the poop REALLY stinks. My daughter heard that certain brands of duck food produce stinkier poop than others. We use Dumor, but she read somewhere that Dumor is supposed to produce the worst smelling poop. Anyone know more about this? Thanks!
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I am not an expert, but yes, some things make for stinkier poo.

    High protein, for one.

    I have heard from others that fermented feed reduces odor. And I forget, but there was an herb or a vegetable someone adds to their feed to reduce aroma.

    Every now and then, ducks make, oh, I might not remember the word correctly, a cecal poop some people call it. About every 10 times, one comes out a real eye burner.

    Nervousness makes for stinky feces, too. But in my flock, just once and that's that, they settle down.
     

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