duck food and slugs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by lotsofloveforchickens, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. lotsofloveforchickens

    lotsofloveforchickens Chirping

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    slugs seem to come out at night after my ducks are in the kennel for the night for safe keeping. the slugs get into the ducks food and eats it and leaves behind a slime trail in it and the slugs have a lot of little parasites running all over them. will the slime trail hurt the ducks when they eat the food in the morning? does anyone know if they think the little parasites get off the slugs and stay behind after the slugs leave? what's a safe way to keep slugs out of the pen at night?
     
  2. MagpieDucks

    MagpieDucks Parfait Party

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    Bring there food in at night. :)
     
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  3. lotsofloveforchickens

    lotsofloveforchickens Chirping

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    I do but the slugs get to the food before I'm able to get it up for the night.
     
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  4. Duckhatcher123

    Duckhatcher123 Chirping

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    If ducks digest slug slime it will get stuck in its throat and then it will sufacate and die
     
  5. MagpieDucks

    MagpieDucks Parfait Party

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    Um...many ducks eat slugs all Summer long.
     
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  6. Duckhatcher123

    Duckhatcher123 Chirping

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    Will ones like pekin and muscovey ducks will die if they do
     
  7. Emmaxx

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    you could put a slug trap or two on the other side (non-duck side) of the run, presuming the ducks only have access to the run and are not free ranging there during the day.

    If the ducks are old enough then I would think you could remove the food earlier in the day before the slugs come out.
     
  8. lotsofloveforchickens

    lotsofloveforchickens Chirping

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    I have never heard of a slug trap before
     
  9. Emmaxx

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    This is a diy one, you can also use a glass jar or something, or it seems you can buy them too.
     

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  10. Soon2BChixMom

    Soon2BChixMom Herding ducks and Wrangling chickens

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    Do you have sources to support this? Pekin are mallard derived ducks and muscovy are not. So, I am not sure why either would die from slugs or slug slime and the other mallard derived ducks would not die? Hmmmm. :confused:
     

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