Plants ducks and geese don't touch.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by rainplace, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    I thought this might be a good topic for a thread since we all face the problem of ducks and geese eating our plants.

    1. Sword Ferns - tried it don't like it. They love to root underneath it though. Good bugs hide there!
    2. Foxglove - tried it, spit it right back out.
    3. Oregano - I have some growing in the middle of the yard in back (from previous owner) they've mowed all the grass around it, they don't even root under it.
    4. Sage - I have a sage garden I let them root around in, they've tried it, don't like it.
    5 Lemon Verbena - never touched it - don't root around it either
    6. Tarragon - Hate it
    7. Savory - Hate it, they won't even step on it, but go around it.
    8. Bamboo - nibble at the lower leaves, can't get at most of the leaves, leave the new stalks alone.
    9. Calendula - they will lay on it, have nibbled on it, but they don't like the taste.
    10. Tomatillo - I wish they would eat it, I planted WAY too many this year.

    11. Honeysuckle
    12. Sweet Pea
    13. Morning Glory
    14. Rosmary
    15. English Ivy
    16. Vinca Minor
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2009
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  2. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    11. Carrots - mine hate them, won't even go near them...maybe its different for others [​IMG]
  3. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    Mine dont touch the carrots, tomato & zuchinni plants. Also wont touch the Marigolds i planted near by.

    (I have about 5 different kinds of tomato plants and they touched none of them.)

    They ate all the Strawberries(fruit only), Bell Peppers, Cabbage & Beans.
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    The rouen drake I had ate my tomato plants
  5. purplepillbug73

    purplepillbug73 In the Brooder

    Jul 6, 2009
    Silver City
    My ducks love grape tomatoes, and they've eaten smaller, green tomatoes off of other plants. They've tried the leaves but don't like them.
    My ducks won't eat morning glory, honeysuckle, or sweet pea (I have all three growing all over the backyard). They will eat carrot tops but not carrots. They will also eat radish greens and they love cilantro.

  6. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    Mine have not eaten my rosemary or my variegated ivy or the little orange tree that is potted in the yard.
  7. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    edited the first post
  8. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Songster

    Jul 15, 2009
    Mine don't like:
    mint (spearmint, chocolate, and peppermint)
    star jasmine vine
    english ivy vine
    morning glory vine
    rose (leaves)
    cantalope (leaves and vines)
    cucumber (leaves and vines)
    umbrela plant (in the pond, leave new soots alone)
    tomato (plant and leaves)
    peper plants (serreno, new mexico, cheyanne, something else hot)

    Mine do eat:
    strawberries (every part)
    honeysuckle vine (leaves and flowers)
    passion flower vine (leaves and flowers)
    hybiscus (flowers)
    tomatoes (fruit and flowers)
    cantalope (flowers)
    cucumber (flowers)
    rose (flowers)
    lily pads (everything)
    water lettuse (everything)
    moss (in the pond)

    They love to dig around any plants.
  9. Mine don't eat - mums, bee balm, tomatoes
    They will eat - ferns all the way down to the ground, vining hydrangia, peony, sweet woodruff, begonias, petunias, love cucumber fruit, zuccini fruit, cabbage.

  10. pirtykitty

    pirtykitty Songster

    Dec 8, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    MIne like sweet potato leaves, pepper leaves, bird's eye peppers off the plant ( uk) I bet they hurt coming out.. they love to eat some mint I have in a planter, they sample the variegated potato plant, also like to munch on my moss rose when they sneak on the deck.. oh black eyed pea leaves are good, and they like to eat the seed pods off the radishes and sample the leaves.. they also sample the watermelon and the cantalope leaves... don't think they have tried the cucumber leaves yet..

    I found out a while back if they catch a garden snake down it goes..

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