Plants around Ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by 2txmedics, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. 2txmedics

    2txmedics Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2009
    Manvel Texas
    Are there any plants that are poisonous to Ducks? I'd like to add plants around the run, but I think I'd like to add some inside the run...any Ideas???

    Or how to make it homey for them
     
  2. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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    I like this toxic plant list, its pretty extensive. Keep in mind that its only toxic if they eat it. I have found that the leave a lot of plants alone. We have a daylily nursery and the ducks go up and down the rows, but they leave the lilies alone. the only thing they bother is the signs... I guess they like the metal. The daylilies are pretty tough too, so they can take some abuse from the ducks if they trample them.
     
  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Ducks will ignore the bad ones. Of course, they will devour the non-toxic ones. I hope you are planning on protecting them somehow or they wont stand a chance.
     
  4. MysticalMom

    MysticalMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ducks seem to know what the bad plants are and leave them alone. But from experience I will tell ya they will eat anything in your garden that's not protected. They seem to leave most of my bulb plants alone and stay out of the roses... but other than that... if it's not protected a duck will LOVE to tear it up, even if they dont eat it. [​IMG]
     
  5. veronicasmom

    veronicasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    NOt sure I agree that they will ignore the bad plants. I lost two ducks to deadly nightshade poisoning. My ducks had plenty of food, and other plants, bugs, etc, but these two chose to eat the toxic plant. I didn't know they were growing there. The ducks had been in that area for years, but after a very wet summer, they flourished, and we had tons. So, I guess, imo, you can never be sure that they won't touch something they shouldn't.
     

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