Ducks eating bread........Good or bad????????

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by babyboy1_mom, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. babyboy1_mom

    babyboy1_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read something on here that said that you should not feed your ducks bread. I was just wondering why. I see people feeding ducks bread all of the time. I have ducklings and I do not want to do any thing to harm my babies (when they get bigger of course).

    Dorothy
     
  2. silkiechicken

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    Probably because it's like empty calories and candy to them. I'm sure a few bits from your sandwich won't hurt them though.
     
  3. babyboy1_mom

    babyboy1_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks silkiechicken. I just got my babies and I am already attached to them. I know that by the time that they are big enough to eat bread, then that attachment is going to be even stronger, so I do not want to do any thing to harm them.

    Dorothy
     
  4. Mrs MIA

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    I had always been told to give it to them when they're near water. They need water to soften it and mush it up, since they don't have teeth. I shouldn't think a few crumbs here and there will hurt them. [​IMG]
     
  5. talos321

    talos321 Chillin' With My Peeps

    As a treat it is probably ok with water as mentioned. I would tear it up well. I've seen a duck choke and die because someone threw a half of a biscuit to one. The duck was wild so it couldn't be caught.
     
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  6. babyboy1_mom

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    Thanks for the info. I will definitely remember that one.

    Dorothy
     
  7. Mrs MIA

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    Actually, hubby said it's like candy to a kid... they'll gorge on it (no nutritional value) and not eat their usual food... keep it a treat. [​IMG]
     
  8. babyboy1_mom

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    Thanks Mrs. AK-BB. Little treats for them....lol
     
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