How to feed cracked corn

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by WannaBeHillBilly, Sep 23, 2018.

  1. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Songster

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    Hi Friends,
    still a newbie, i did some preparation for the winter, bought some straw-bales, a bag of my Duckies favorite Meatbird-Crumbles and a bag of Cracked-Corn.
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    Back home, i poured some of the cracked corn into a bowl with water and opened the gate of the duck-porch. Enthusiastically they all came running towards the bowl, looked at the content then looked at me as if they want to say »you are not expecting us to eat THAT?«.
    Added a handful of meal-worms, harvested another set of looks like »you dumb human think we're stupid?« If looks were deadly, i wouldn't be able to write this today…
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    My duckies love to eat corn out of a tin, had a hard time to prevent them from eating the tin itself and my fingers. But cracked corn - a no-no!
    How's your experience?
    Hints? Tricks? Tips?
    I am flattened! Thought i have something tasty for my duckies and feel like the black sheep now...
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  2. Tacswa3

    Tacswa3 Songster

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    Toss it on the ground?
     
  3. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly

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    Huh, quite odd. All my birds think cracked corn is candy. :confused: I'm not sure how to get them to eat it. Sprinkle a bit in their water bowl?
     
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  4. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Songster

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    Will try when it stops raining here...
     
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  5. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Songster

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    Yes, that's baffling me too. I really thought i have treat for them and they showed me their butts - literally!
     
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  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Rolling Down The River

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    My ducks prefer whole corn, but will eat cracked off the ground.
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Try stirring some in with the crumbles.
     
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  8. Soon2BChixMom

    Soon2BChixMom Crossing the Road

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    Ducks are finicky with change even with new food. I would leave some in a dish with no water added and some on the ground. I threw mine some whole corn and they ate it up.
     
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  9. llombardo

    llombardo Songster

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    Mine do not like cracked corn or corn on the cob. I left the corn on the cob in there for days--wouldn't touch it. They will eat fresh corn if I toss it out there.
     
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  10. Grits&Eggs

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    I understand that cracked corn has no nutritional value - true? I feed whole corn, but only in the winter or when it is colder (Florida isn't cold that often....)
     

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