Ducks eat poison ivy / oak

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ChickInDelight, May 12, 2011.

  1. ChickInDelight

    ChickInDelight Never an Empty Nest

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    Does anyone know if there is harm in putting ducks in an area that has poison ivy and poison oak? Will they eat it? What happens if they eat it? [​IMG]
     
  2. The Duck ABC's

    The Duck ABC's Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are not human!
    Really they will be fine and they may even eat it. No harm to them, but you have to be careful when you touch them.
     
  3. andythescot

    andythescot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Humans are basically the only animals that react to poison ivy. Animals do a great job eating it though!
     
  4. bel

    bel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Deer love it, I would guess ducks would be fine, but the oil gets on their feathers and you will have a reaction if it gets on you.
     
  5. toadbriar

    toadbriar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    goats love it too! DO NOT burn it - the smoke carries the irritating oil right into your lungs and eyes. NOT good.
     
  6. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I can vouch for that. My Grandmother's sister burned it one time and the next day her eyes were swollen shut and she had to go to the hospital...not a pretty sight. I used to tell her Betty Davis had Betty Davis eyes and she had Poison Ivy eyes...lol
     
  7. ChickInDelight

    ChickInDelight Never an Empty Nest

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    Thanks everyone! I am a few posts wiser now. [​IMG]
     
  8. DuckDuckDuckGoose

    DuckDuckDuckGoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I was wondering if anyone knew if ducks and geese eat Skunk cabbage?
    Thanks,
    T.
     

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