Freezing dandelions for winter?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by tnewton, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. tnewton

    tnewton Out Of The Brooder

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    My ducks LOVE dandelion greens. They are abundant in my yard now (probably because we haven't mowed in a while - ahem). Has anyone tried to freeze the leaves and give them to the ducks in winter? I would think they might become a bit mushy, but my ducks seem to eat any leafy green that I put in their water. Trying to think ahead!
     
  2. RileyCalanchini

    RileyCalanchini Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's nothing wrong with trying it!!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. JadeComputerGal

    JadeComputerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can give this-->http://www.agardenforthehouse.com/2012/07/how-i-freeze-kale-other-green-things/ a try. I've never frozen dandelion greens, but I've used this method with things like kale and collard greens.
     
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  4. tnewton

    tnewton Out Of The Brooder

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    That is a great link, thank you!! [​IMG]
     
  5. Massey

    Massey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if your looking for treats for your ducks i'm using frozen peas right now (defrosted first) and they love them,

    i just buy a bag, 49c in the local shop put it in the fridge over night and then give them a few handfuls every day, they love them!!
     
  6. JadeComputerGal

    JadeComputerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Absolutely! There is no treat that even comes close to peas with our ducks. A 2 pound bag of frozen peas is a repeating item on our weekly grocery list. We given them around half a pound at a time, but they would eat the entire bag at once if we'd let them and still want more.
     
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  7. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    If I was to bother, I would simply sun dry them (dehydrate) just like they do for hay...
     

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