Discussion in 'Ducks' started by r-dale, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. r-dale

    r-dale In the Brooder

    May 27, 2014
    So we butcher every Friday morning, mostly pigs and some chickens and ducks. 2 Fridays back, I was in a huge rush cause things are getting hotter down here and the night before I had not dug a hole for the offal. So I put it in 5 gal buckets with lids and put it on the front porch so the dogs wouldn't get after it. Figured I'd dig a pit and get rid of it when we were finished selling. Course when we are done selling me and the boys gotta go take a few beers and well I forgot to get rid of the offal. Some of the ducks, about 20, live under my house and can come on the front porch. Next morning, alittle hung, I'm taking my coffee on the porch and I see all the ducks in a big circle around the buckets of guts and I first I thought they were attract by the smell, but what it was is that they were all standing there snapping flies, which seemed to entertain them and entertained me.

    So the question is does anyone know the nutricional value of flies for ducks?

    This Friday, I left the offal on the porch again on purpose, so the ducks could have their fun. It doesn't get real funky for 24 hours, then it has to go.

  2. Kaessa

    Kaessa Songster

    Jan 23, 2015
    Fruita, CO
    I would imagine it's a great source of protein for them! What kind of ducks do you have?
  3. Amykins

    Amykins Crowing

    May 11, 2013
    Aww, that's a shame, offal is delicious ;; But Kaes is right, it's an excellent source of protein! Wobbles caught his very first fruit fly last week, it was hilarious to say the least.

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