Ok for ducks to eat rose petals?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kcollins, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. kcollins

    kcollins Out Of The Brooder

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    My daughter threw some into their pool thinking "it looked pretty, and they liked it". They are starting to eat them, should I scoop them all out, or let them go to town??
     
  2. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2009
    ARIZONA
    That is fine as long as you don't use any bug poison on your rose bushes.
     
  3. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    Rose petals are even ok for humans to eat. They have some sweetness to them and ducks like that. Ducks are quite smart, the figure really quick what tastes ok and what is not good. They will try everything, but give up after a bite or two when it does not fit their sense of taste. Never heard of a duck getting poisoned by eating plant material.
    Katharina
     
  4. kcollins

    kcollins Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the replies! Glad to know they will be ok. [​IMG]
     

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