Jerusalem artichokes

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by newbyduckmom, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2011
    Snohomish County, WA
    Okay, weird question, anyone ever tried to feed their ducks Jerusalem Artichokes? Cooked presumably. I have grown them and no matter how they have been cooked, the humans in our household can't eat them due to gastric distress. Wondering if it would be the same for ducks?
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    My ducks eat them out of the ground. No gastric troubles. Shame you don't have the enzymes for processing them. I just had some soup with sunroot, which is what I call them.

    The ducks don't eat many at a time, one sunroot they take turns nomming on, once a week or so.
     
  3. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2011
    Snohomish County, WA
    Thanks Amiga! I thought with as much as ducks "eliminate" it might create even more issues. I can grow them for the ducks to munch on!
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    No issues I've noticed, and they enjoy finding buried edible treasure. I have a friend who cannot digest them. Then I read that some bodies don't make some specific enzyme needed. Not to gloat, but I am glad I can enjoy them. Gluten, on the other hand, makes me ill.
     
  5. Goin Quackrrs

    Goin Quackrrs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 11, 2012
    Western Washington
    I don't suppose you have some "seed" of them? I know someone who didn't keep back enough to replant. [​IMG]

    (will trade you for a duck. [​IMG])
     
  6. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2011
    Snohomish County, WA
    No, unfortunately, I got rid of all my seed because we really cannot eat them, but a local nursery carries it in bulk, so I was going to get some just for duck purposes. If I have to buy a package, I would be happy to share with you.
     
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