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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Amber97, Aug 28, 2014.
What are some great and healthy snacks to give my ducks?
Well, mine sure loves kale! I hear spinach is good, too. Pretty much any green leafy vegetable is healthy, and ducks go ga-ga for them. I've heard some sources state that kitty kibble is a good snack, although I haven't fed it to mine personally. Cracked corn or steel cut oats are fine. They also LOVE things like peas, watermelon and cantaloupe, but they're not so healthy and should only be given as treats.
I've actually given my ducks watermelon they looked at me like I'm crazy when I tried feeding to them but I threw a couple into their pool and my mallard started fishing for the watermelon pieces but my crested would not touch it Haha it was hilarious. And peas I give to them twice a week and they both love them and eat them right out my hand, but I'm gonna now substitute it with kale since peas aren't very healthy. Thank You so Much!
Mine love any greens, tomatoes, peppers, peas, eggs ( chopped up with the shell) grapes, watermelon, worms,....pepper are by far their favorite thing.
Mine love kale, peas, green tomatoes that my kids keep picking out of our garden, normal ripe tomatoes, apple, eggs and grapes. Strawberries and banana didn't go over well and they wouldn't touch it.
I just gave my little ones cucumbers to try for the first time and they loved it. I had to chop it pretty fine since they are only 4 days old. They gobbled it up really quickly though.
Mealworms, lettuce, spinach, cooked oatmeal, shredded apple, dandelions, plantain (weeds from the yard, not the banana looking fruit).
Mine have turned their bills up at carrots, watermelon, broccoli leaves, banana.
I admit to giving them some popcorn once, I made sure it was little bits without the husks attached. No salt or butter on it.
Here's a great list with at what age to feed them as well https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/242460/the-ultimate-list-of-duck-treats-and-supplements
I tried giving Quackers peas for the first time the other day, it didn't go so well lol. She gobbled them up from my hand, then spit it out & looked at me crazy lol. Now give her mealworms in water & with each worm she gobbles up she shakes her butt then chirps happily lol. Gonna try some corn today & see how that goes lol. She loves:
Red, green, romaine lettuces
Green bell pepper
Home made tortillas (my daughter gave her some once & now every time she sees someone with one she'll come running trying to get some lol)
She goes nuts for cat food, wet & dry. I can't keep her out of my cats bowls. As soon as she knows it's the cats breakfast or dinner time she comes running & will eat with them lol. So I have to serve her, her meals first. Then she'll get their crumbs after lol. Since I've been letting her roam the house during the day she's grown a lot since eating cat food.