- Mar 6, 2011
I was reading elsewhere on this forum of people feeding duckweed to their chickens. Apparently it is higher in protein than soy (some estimate 30-50% protein!) I have a 10-gallon aquarium with firebelly newts-- the newts came with some duckweed in their baggie of water from the petstore, and, well, the stuff quickly spread in the aquarium and now the top is completely covered with the stuff. I got to thinking maybe my button quail would enjoy it, and sure enough, they gobbled it down! Has anyone else tried duckweed to supplement their quails' feed? I'm thinking of setting up a children's pool in the backyard for it, to grow enough for the chickens, too.