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grasshoppers ok for a snack?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by erinszoo, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. erinszoo

    erinszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is probably duck 101 but I'm going to ask anyway. Is it ok for ducks to eat grasshoppers? And if so, should I pull the legs off of them first? We gave our duck a couple of small ones the other day and she gobbled them up but we also have great big ones in the yard as well.
     
  2. wood&feathers

    wood&feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YES!

    Grasshoppers are good stuff, don't need any preparation
     
  3. Sore Thumb Suburbanite

    Sore Thumb Suburbanite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ha, I JUST fed one to my ducks, gone in a quick dive and shake of the head, they LOOOOVE them, though I don't plan on giving them an excess of greasy bugs when they are laying...that could taste bad.
     
  4. Senna95

    Senna95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't do anything to the grasshoppers. Let the ducks out and let the catch them themselves, they'll figure it out. Mine catch flies out of mid-air. It's great excercise for them, and fun for you to watch.
     

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