My Ducks like to eat.....

Bryanccfshr

In the Brooder
9 Years
Mar 29, 2010
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Farmington , NM
I thought this would be fun. So farm my spring ducks(pekin) like the followwing. (about 13 weeks old)

Broccolli Plants
Radishes
Peas and pea pods
THey love To nibble on the Alfalfa hay bales beofre bed time
Green leafys from the fridge!
Chopped bell peppers and Cores and seeds.
Cucumber peelings!
Sunflower seeds and sprouts!
Flies!
Corn on the cob(especcally with corn ear worms attached)
Wheat grass clippings!

This one suprised me
Succelent green tumbleweed plants.

They prefer food with Porcine meal in it over feed with majority soy source.

I think they eat gungus knats but my eyes are not good enough to tell.



My 4 week old runners are watching the older cool kids and are learning to eat the same stuff other than one thing. THe molted white pekin feathers.. They have been cleaning them up! Growing like weeds. They get plenty of protien I think they find the white feathers interesting. They don't pick on each others.
 
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Buttercup Chillin

Songster
11 Years
Oct 27, 2008
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SouthEast TX
I think they find the white feathers interesting.

Na, they are after the extra protein.

Add to the list what my muscovies eat:
Apple peices
cooked mashed green beans, green peas, split peas
frozen peas
Blueberries
Elderberries
Strawberries
Zucchini leaves
Green bean leaves
Grape leaves
Carrot pulp from making carrot juice
finely shredded carrot
watermelon
Cantalope, right down to the outer skin

Don't like summer squash though unless its cooked.
Mosquitos
those June Bug grub things
flying no names'
rats
mice
probably snakes​
 

Duck_feeder

Drowning in feathers!
10 Years
Oct 22, 2009
519
5
131
Chicago
This past week our ducks ate:

duck pellets
cracked corn
sunflower seeds
calf mana
dry cat food
flax seeds
rolled oats
three types of dried peas
parrot food (pellets)
frozen peas
frozen corn
green beans
carrots
lima beans
asparagus
broccoli
cauliflower
water chestnuts
sugar snap peas
seafood mix (clams, fake crab, white fish)
canned tuna fish
kale
mustard greens
collard greens
turnip greens
all sorts of lettuce
grape tomatoes
mushrooms
brown rice, noodles (not too much of course)
feeder fish
night crawlers
floating koi food
banana
apple
puffed rice cereal
cheerios
watermelon
water cress

Food they didn't get in the past week that we give them:
crickets
blueberries
raspberries
blackberries
strawberries
pineapple
peaches
pears
wet cat food
radishes
pea pods
chicken, turkey (small amounts)
sweet potatoes
cranberries
wheat toast (in moderation)
pomegranates
low sugar cereals
cucumber
bell peppers
sweet peppers
beans like black, navy, lima, red, white, kidney, etc. (cooked until mushy to denature the protein that is harmful to ducks)
beets
cabbage
squash (yellow, butternut, spaghetti, etc)
pumpkin
zucchini
bok choy (asian cabbage)
pet/wheat grass
sprouts (alfalfa, bean, etc.)
cantalope
honey dew
seedless grapes
yogurt, cottage cheese (small amounts only)
oyster crackers (in moderation)
millet (when they get scratch)

And when they are outside they eat:
grass and other plants
anything that moves and fits in their mouth



I'm probably missing quite a few things on my list...


No matter what we give them, they always try to eat the peas first!

edit: forgot a few
celery (stem and greens)
beet greens
carrot tops
elderberries
brussel sprouts
broccolini
 
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nettie

Enslaved by Indoor Ducks
11 Years
Nov 20, 2008
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Chicago, IL
Duck_feeder.... now you're just showing off! lol


He really is the duck feeder....
 

Bleenie

Wyan-DO's
10 Years
Jul 14, 2009
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The Beautiful Pacific NW ,WA
My Muscovy hens went NUTS for apple slices!! My little niece wanted to feed them the rest of her slices but i had no idea they would love them so much. but i guess our old ones used to pick around the apple trees after the apples would fall, lol.
 

Wokawidget

Songster
10 Years
Jul 7, 2009
193
11
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Where on earth did the ducks get all that food in one week?
Do you run a restaurant?


My ducks eat pretty much anything...apart from carrots, they really don't like them.
The odd things that suprised me that they go nuts for are:

Oranges
Salt and vinegar crisps

Woka
 

RunnerDucks

In the Brooder
9 Years
May 28, 2010
43
0
22
Middle Tennessee
My indoor duck's favorite foods are:

corn
cherries
tomato
peaches
plumb
banana
feeder fish
apple
pasta
chicken
turkey
squash

Things he hasn't been too fond of:

fruitloops
quinoa
oranges
special k cereal
blueberries
raspberries
cucumber if there is any peel on it
cantalope
 

ScaredOfShadows

Songster
9 Years
May 18, 2010
3,285
29
198
Semora NC - on the VA line
I haven't tried a huge variety of stuff for mine yet, but I do know what they really love!

Favorites:
Dry cat food
crushed strawberries
grapes
thawed peas
whole wheat bread (very rare they get this, this is mainly a treat for my neighbor's turkeys but the ducks get what i drop )


Things they like that i've tried :
corn
string beans
chopped squash
peaches
watermelon
cantalope
apples
pears
plums
rolled oats
cherrios
weeds out of the garden (surprisingly they dont mess with my daughter's flowers!)
and....i think thats about all i've tried so far. But since all the gardens around here are doing exceptionally well and we're harvesting more than squash, stringbeans, and plums from the trees soon i'll be trying more stuff and now i have a couple lists to try stuff off of !
 

Quackmire

In the Brooder
10 Years
Jul 25, 2009
82
0
29
My Own Personal Zoo
My Q's favorite food is.....

whatever we're eating.


But she really likes

Cheerios (goes NUTS for them)
Goldfish crackers (treat only, but she LOVES them)

feeder guppies
feeder crickets
feeder mealworms

popcorn
collard greens
turnip greens
escarole
dog/cat food
bread (only occasionally)
yogurt
applesauce


But she DOESNT like corn/peas/greenbeans/carrots.
I can't figure her out!
 

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