Ducks in salt water (like the ocean)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Invision, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. Invision

    Invision Chirping

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    Has anyone noticed if eggs taste different if the ducks have access to the salt water? I live next to the bay and I will be hatching out some Khaki's and have been told they can fly if they get the training. I'm not worried about them going down there I just wanted to know if anyone has ever had duck eggs from salt water or duck meat from it???
     
  2. btruegs

    btruegs Chirping

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    I don't know about the eggs, but back in california i hunted ducks out of san fransisco bay and the meat was not very good.
     
  3. Invision

    Invision Chirping

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    Well I have a pond in my back acre that I was hoping to train them to go there, My only concern would be if they found the bay by accident... I would hope they would just go back there if I showed them that for a month strait. But I will be locking them up at night in a dog run and only letting them out when Im home.
     
  4. btruegs

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    Oh ok. I don't have ducks anymore, i moved to chickens, nor do i live near the bay, so i don't really know. Anyway, goodluck!
     
  5. Fortyniner

    Fortyniner In the Brooder

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    My Khaki Campbell’s are 10 weeks old and I have a fresh water in ground 30 gallon aerated “pond” for use. When I open the house they will have access to a salt marsh tidal creek. What should I expect as impact on their health and eggs? I can’t find any info and I’m thinking I should give them away to someone who is on 100% fresh water?
     

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