Ducks and Lettuce

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Kerry Harrigan, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. Kerry Harrigan

    Kerry Harrigan Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens and ducks get some lettuce every evening. I've noticed that the ducks seem to "wash" their lettuce before eating it. Has anyone ever noticed that? It's pretty cute.
     
  2. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine don't but ducks LOVE to get things out of the water, often when i brood ducks myself(vs using my ducks) i will put small pieces for lettuce in a bowl of water, peas are another that they like done that way.
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2014
  3. heartsizedfarm

    heartsizedfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a swan that enjoys romaine lettuce. The chickens just gobble up the whole thing, but he eats it with great finesse, nibbling just the leaf bit and leaving the spine, and sometimes delicately dipping it in his water bucket first, then fishing it out as if it were pond weeds.
     
  4. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    YES! hahah. When I used to have my two ducks they loved lettuce, but not dirty lettuce.lol.
    They would take it over and rip it apart in the water.
     

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