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Planting slugs and stuff for your ducks....

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bayyjayy, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. bayyjayy

    bayyjayy Songster

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    Yeah, I really am this dumb.....my ducks free range all day on my acre lot, but....what if they run out of tasty stuff to eat? Do you ever (or can you even) buy stuff to put in your yard for them to eat??
     

  2. lovesgliders

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    I buy my ducks fish and crickets and mealworms. And I catch them locusts and slugs and other nummies. Spoiled? Who?
     
  3. aineheartsyou

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    Quote:I also buy mine fish, crickets and meal worms. Whenever I come across something that I think they would like while working outside I always catch it and bring it to them [​IMG]
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    I have a board that I laid on the ground next to the ducks pen so I can pick it up and collect the worms and slugs from underneath to feed the ducks right through the fence. The ducks will line up when the see me picking the board up. [​IMG]
     
  5. bayyjayy

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    Great idea! I am copying! [​IMG] Thanks so much!
     
  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I have a pond system I use to grow goodies for the ducks. I stock it with rosy minnows in spring. They live on algae and mosquito larvae so I don't even have to feed them. When they start reproducing I feed the extras to the ducks. I also stock it with duckweed. String algae apparently came in with the duck weed culture, but the ducks eat that too. When it gets thick I rake it out and feed it to the flock.
     
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