Healthy Treats For Wild Ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by The Angry Hen, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. The Angry Hen

    The Angry Hen Crossing the Road

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    With two wild Mallards on the property here in Maine, and dawn being cold, what are some healthy treats for wild ducks? I switched from white bread to whole grain, sugar-free bread. They love it... but are there any other healthy snacks with benefits? Especially during breeding season? Thank you! :)
     
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  2. Fluffnut

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    Peas- niacin is really good for ducks. Also blueberries.
     
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  3. Jpat

    Jpat Free Ranging

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    The problem with bread is carbohydrates, They are just complex sugars, Your body breaks it down into glucose, so an almost slow acting sugar, No better for you, But its sure better than nothing and definitly high energy

    My duckys favorite protein packed, super cheap treat is cat food! Plain ole cheap walmart cat food
     
  4. Fluffnut

    Fluffnut Songster

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    Just don't get something like the friskies' dinner pack :D
     
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  5. Jpat

    Jpat Free Ranging

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    Dry food i always forget to add!
     
  6. cheezenkwackers

    cheezenkwackers Songster

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    My in-laws are in assisted living at a place with a pond. I bought I giant bag of floating catfish food at the feed store for around $6. They enjoy feeding it to the ducks and geese and if any sinks the turtles and fish eat it. It also has a good amount of protein in it.
     
  7. Coggsinc

    Coggsinc In the Brooder

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    I feed my visiting mallards oats when they come all the way to my back porch and I also alway dump bird seed on the ground when I fill my bird feeder. I’ve heard bread isn’t great for them and the old lady next door gives them enough of that so I always keep a container of oats at the back door. I’ve heard corn and peas are good too. BE60D421-4195-45C3-90F7-DBB830A69B88.jpeg
     

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  8. BirdsBeesTrees

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    Mealworms, wax worms, dried crickets. Yes they sell all of those lol. I know, I know carbs are bad but my baby ducks love Cheerios in their water. Chips are bad for me too, but I'm not going to give that up.. ;)
     
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  9. BirdsBeesTrees

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    Oh and sunflower seeds! They love them! They float too! :)
     
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  10. BirdsBeesTrees

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    I wondered where all my blueberries were going..... :confused:
     

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