Duckweed For Ducks?!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Pet Duck Boy, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. Pet Duck Boy

    Pet Duck Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    Yet another question. Would duckweed be a good supplement for my duck, Sunny?
    As it's name implies, ducks love the stuff. But for a pet duck, would it be considered a treat? Or a secondary staple?
    I have a small amount in some of my fish tanks, and only now did I think of using it for my duck.
     
  2. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    yes, sunny will eat it up.
     
  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    A treat.

    I read a study where up to 40% of a duck's diet could be safely comprised of duck weed. More than that and there were health problems. If you are giving duck weed along with free choice of their regular feed, I doubt there would be any problems.

    My ducks LOVE duckweed. I have an escape artist who gets out of the run specifically to raid the pond where I have been trying to grow duck weed. She has wiped out the culture at least 3 times [​IMG]
     
  4. Pet Duck Boy

    Pet Duck Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    How often should I feed it? The stuff grows like mad...so I would like a good way to put it to use.
     
  5. Pet Duck Boy

    Pet Duck Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    Quote:Ah, that's what I was looking for. Thanks. She loves peas so far, but I havn't fed her duckweed.
     
  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    If I were you I would just have a separate bowl and scoop some out of the pond every day. Like I said, as long as your duck still has access to the regular feed, she will take what ever wants and still get the proper nutrition.
     

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