Poisonus plants for ducks????

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Hunter0704, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. Hunter0704

    Hunter0704 Chirping

    Sep 8, 2011
    Wentzville, MO
    Anyone know where I can get a list of poisonus plants for ducks? Some of us want to plant around our runs and other areas, but want to know what NOT TO PLANT. I've searched on BYC, but all that comes up is for what chickens can't eat. Thanks.
  2. Hunter0704

    Hunter0704 Chirping

    Sep 8, 2011
    Wentzville, MO
    Well, I finally found a fellow BYCer who sometime ago posted a list of toxic plants, acually for poultry. Here is the site: http://www.poultryhelp.com/toxicplants.html

    cannot believe if you Google, "toxic plants for ducks", you get absolutely nothing....no lists of toxic plants specifically for ducks. I even Wikipedia'd it. Anyone know of a site that lists toxic plants for ducks???????

    Info would very much be appreciated.
  3. HottentotTeal

    HottentotTeal Songster

    Apr 12, 2010
  4. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Songster

    Jul 18, 2011
    Snohomish County, WA
    I have googled it, check books, contacted local Extension and Livestock Advisors program. To no avail. Basically all I have gotten is they stay away from what is toxic....but that doesn't help me determine what not to plant. There is a class being put on in January by Livestock advisors in WA. I actually submitted the question for consideration to them. We will see if anything comes of it.....
  5. grawg

    grawg Chirping

    Aug 31, 2011
    East Tennessee
    I had trouble myself finding a list.

    I can say I have fed my ducks sweet potato vines and malabar spinach, both of which they seemed to enjoy. They also like violets so I would assume pansies would fall under the same umbrella as them(both in the viola family). Also dandelion greens and clover have both been taken. Also, most brassicas should be safe for them to forage on.

    This next year I'm going to try some northern sea oats as well. From what I've been able to find on the web, the oats are eaten by wild ducks in their native habitat so I doubt it would be toxic.
  6. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    There's a nursery up the road from my place and this last spring they let me raid their "garbage plant/compost" pile... I brought home TONS of different bushes and stuff, lots of Rhodies & Azaleas... both of which are supposed to be highly poisonous... and the ducks have chewed them all up and lived. They also love pruining up my poor lilacs.

    They never touched my tomatoes though, the turds.
  7. r4eboxer

    r4eboxer Crooked Creek Poultry

    Sep 20, 2011
    Holy toxic Plants Batman, that's a big list! [​IMG]
  8. Sfraker

    Sfraker Songster

    Feb 17, 2014
    Western NC
    Two of my ducks ate some potatoe plant leaves. Should I do anything or just keep an eye on them?

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