Feeding Gold Fish to ducks

AliciaM

Songster
9 Years
Apr 18, 2010
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Is it ok to feed small feeder gold fish to call ducks? And if so, how often is good... I couldnt find any minnows so I got the smallest gold fish I could..
It was such a blast watching them go after them in the pool...

If the nutrition is ok, id like to give them that treat on a regular basis..

Also.. what about meal worms for baby calls? I had heard about giving them to mandarin ducklings, so I thought id try it with my calls..

Thanks.
 

chickboss

Songster
9 Years
Mar 23, 2010
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Both of those are excellent treats high in protien and nutrients, so have fun!
 

nettie

Enslaved by Indoor Ducks
11 Years
Nov 20, 2008
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My ducks LOVE gold fish in their baths. It's good foraging/fishing practice, it's stimulates their minds, they have fun, and the fish are yummy. Lots of protein and calcium. Be forewarned though- their poop will smell extra bad afterwards, lol.

Here's a video of my ducks chasing feeder fish in the bath tub.... (They won't bother with fish in the kiddie pool, go figure)-
 

ChickaChickaBoomBoom

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12 Years
May 4, 2007
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We have put goldfish in their little preformed pond but they don't seem too interested. I'm more concerned about the fish dying during their violent bath sessions! At least we have three "pet" goldfish now. LOL

-Dave
 

Cetawin

Chicken Beader
11 Years
Mar 20, 2008
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Oh my duckies loves goldfish in the pool...but with 11 ducks I do it every month....I throw about 100 in there. LOL
 

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