Ducks eating rust?!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by micah wotring, May 16, 2017.

  1. micah wotring

    micah wotring Overrun With Chickens

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    WV boy here!
    Well, the title says it...I have free range ducks and when they found an old cattle shoot sitting (temporarily) in the yard they would eat the rust off of the floor of it. Normally I would just assume they would be fine. I mean, ducks know what's good for them, right? Anyway, what worries me is that that night when I picked up one of them he threw up. It was smooth and watery. Yellow/tan with no blood. I wasn't real rough with him and I kept him upright the whole time so I don't think it was coz I messed up his crop or anything. He and the others have been walking around, eating, drinking, and pooping like normal for a few days now and nobody has thrown up at all. Should I be worried?

    Thanks all!

    Micah
     
  2. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member

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    I don't think it would be too bad for them but I would get the rusty trailer shoot out of where they can get to it.
     
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    micah wotring Overrun With Chickens

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    Okay, good! Thank you!!
    It's my sister's and the truck is busted etc. etc. but I'll get it away as soon as possible! Might even fix up a fence around it or keep the ducks penned up.
     
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    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member

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    I would get a temporary fence up too.
     
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