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Feeding Ducks minnows?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Smokey2201, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. Smokey2201

    Smokey2201 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 Mallard Ducklings. They almost have all of their feathers. Can i put minnows in their pool? They always are swimming underneath the water and sticking their heads under also. I think they would like that. Can they eat them?
     
  2. DemonicFowl

    DemonicFowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yah they can eat them just make sure the fish look healthy so your ducks don't get sick.
     
  3. Buck Oakes

    Buck Oakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    make sure they only have up to three or four a day maybe, depends how big the fish are. most fish have high concentrations of mercury
     
  4. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Minnows don't. The only ones you have to worry about are the top predators like tuna. Minnows are A-OK for duckies. :) That goes double for feeders you find in pet stores since they're captive-bred.
     
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  5. Smokey2201

    Smokey2201 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks I will have to see if they will eat them!
     
  6. Buck Oakes

    Buck Oakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:oh yeah truuuuu, my bad
     
  7. JadeComputerGal

    JadeComputerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My peeps go crazy over minnows. It's very entertaining to watch them all hop in the pond and compete for who can catch the most. Sometimes they raise up in the water as high as they can and flap their wings at the others like they're saying, "Get out of my way! Can't you see I'm trying to fish here?!!"
     
  8. Smokey2201

    Smokey2201 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    haha that sounds entertaining to watch. I still have to find a place that has minnows
     
  9. JadeComputerGal

    JadeComputerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All the pet stores around here sell them, and bait shops do as well.
     

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