Feeder minnows

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by BabyandCotton, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. BabyandCotton

    BabyandCotton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wanted to construct a in-ground pond, very tiny, for my soon to be pair of muscovys. (I have a duck now) And I wanted to put feeder minnows and feeder goldfish in it, as well as duckweed. But could the feeders have been feed something that might hurt my duck? I could keep them inside for a week or two to force any chemicals out. I raise my ducks organic, so you can see how this concerns me
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  2. BabyandCotton

    BabyandCotton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anybody?:)
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  3. Cherib603

    Cherib603 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would think the whole point of feeder minnows is that they are raised to be fed to other critters, so I would think they'd be alright. I have also seen a couple of ducks gobble up ALL the minnows and gold fish in a pond in a short period of time, so not sure how many you'll want to put in there. Plus if you are going to filter the pond, fish will add to the load of waste in there.
     
  4. BabyandCotton

    BabyandCotton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I'm sticking to a in ground kitty pool and I'm going to refill fish and water weekly. Thanks Cherib!
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  5. Cherib603

    Cherib603 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me too! Have fun!
     
  6. BabyandCotton

    BabyandCotton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool! You too! Where I live the feeder fish sell for about 10 cents apiece for minnows and 20 cents for gold fish.
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