My duckling loves Peas!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by sandcat, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. sandcat

    sandcat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 1, 2010
    Wow ive never seen my duckling go mad for food before until i gave it some peas, i was thawing them out in some warm water in the sink and duckling almost jumped in, peeping loudly trying to get those peas, as soon as i put them on the table he raced over to them and gobbled them up, ha ate about 10 of them now has a full tummy and off to sleep:)
  2. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    My ducks LOVE peas. I gave them peas from day 1 that I got them, mushed up in water untill they were about 10 days old them they could swallow them whole. When they went in the bath they would stand and wait for peas before having their daily bath. When they moved outside into their duck house I used the word PEAS as a means of.. its bed time... untill they got the hang of it. Now I let them out into the front yard and if they start going down the drive towards the road I shout PEEEEAS and they all come a running back. Its amazing what 1 word can do.
  3. rgn87

    rgn87 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2010
    I didn't believe it until i saw it, My cayugas went crazy for peas. They would would here me shake the tuperware and would come charging from where ever they were hiding, it was hilarious
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    My Cayugas like a lot of things, but they LOVE peas.
  5. missred871

    missred871 Eggxhausted Momma

    May 5, 2010
    Perry GA
    yes yes yes I have yet to meet a duck who dislikes peas. My duckings are about 3 and a half to 4 weeks now and they absolutely LOOOOOOOOOOOVE mixed greens and spinach too LMAO. But peas win all.
  6. BHep

    BHep Overrun With Chickens

    Nov 20, 2010
    Faison, NC
    Glad I found this thread.... I have just hatched out my first ducklings ( 12-29) and I was wondering what treats I could give them. I am going to thaw out some peas now and try it. Thanks [​IMG]

    Any other treats they like????
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    I just bought peas for my ducks today, Is it better to offer in their food bowl or in their water?
  8. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    I like for mine to play "bobbing for peas" in their pools, Miss Lydia.
    It's fun to watch. [​IMG]
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    That sounds like fun chick! I'll try it that way and take some pictures.
  10. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2010
    San Diego
    The wild ones in my area can take or leave them. But, they love birdseed, that's for sure.

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