Feeding my ducks free snacks.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by yook2000, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. yook2000

    yook2000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saved some clipped grass from my lawn and covered them on the dirt under my big pine tree. Now I got lots of earth worms in the dirt. I feed my ducks over 100 every day. They are crazy with the snacks. Chicken are curious with the worms, but they don't eat them.

    I cover the dirt about 2 inches of grass and moist them when they get dry. Don't forget applying Cutter, as mosquito like them too.

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  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Is cutter a mosquito repellant? Is it what you put on you, or on the grass? I admit, I get concerned about insecticides around ducks and ducklings.

    But the worms, oh wow! Good for you! I let some straw compost in the duck's yard, and when I turn it over, the ducks are right there waiting to snag the worms as they come up.

    They also like dandelion leaves and chickweed in their water.
     
  3. yook2000

    yook2000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put cutter on me when I go to dig the worms. Of course, I don't apply any chemicals to the feed and coop if not necessary.
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    It's the time of year here in New England when we have mosquitoes, black flies, no-see-ums and who knows what else. But most of the time it's not too bad, especially with the right clothes. I use an herbal spray - works pretty well.

    Nice pics, by the way. I hope more people get the idea of a source of free protein.
     

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