Safe plants for Ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by LauraSBale, May 19, 2009.

  1. LauraSBale

    LauraSBale Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm going to be getting my ducks soon, and were getting there yard ready,
    I would like to plant some plants in there for them when i'm not able to let them roam are yard.

    what is safe to plant in there,
    I was looking at some ornamental grass and other flowering plants. so they just dont have grass,
     
  2. steward

    steward Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm really new to ducks too, mine are only about 1 week but really enjoy clover and dandelions from the yard and lettuce from our garden. Does anyone know if lambsquarter weeds are o.k.? Are there any obvious no-no's?
     
  3. profam4

    profam4 Out Of The Brooder

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    I looked this up and found they like the following:

    Common cat-tail Typha latifolia (broadleaf cattail). This typical marsh perennial can form dense stands. Its aggressive growth will need some manaagement.

    Yellow fruit Sedge Carex annectens (yellowfruit sedge)

    Broomsedge Bluestem Andropogon virginicus (broomsedge bluestem)

    Swamp Sunflower Helianthus angustifolius (swamp sunflower)

    Crimson-eyed rose-mallow Hibiscus moscheutos (crimsoneyed rosemallow)

    Cardinalflower Lobelia cardinalis (cardinalflower)
     
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  4. sweetie54

    sweetie54 Out Of The Brooder

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    my ducks nibble on everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so when i have my vegetable garden i put a fence around it!!! But i dont have any weeds anymore at all!!!!!![​IMG]
     
  5. sweetie54

    sweetie54 Out Of The Brooder

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    heres a pic of my babies!!!
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  6. sweetie54

    sweetie54 Out Of The Brooder

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    opps let me try again

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    sweetie54 Out Of The Brooder

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    how do you put pics up????????? I wanna share!!!!
     
  8. Riven

    Riven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my ducks nibble on everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so when i have my vegetable garden i put a fence around it!!! But i dont have any weeds anymore at all!!!!!!

    I think if I did this I would not have any veggies anymore either!​
     
  9. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    I just purchased some monkey grass for my duck enclosure. White clover is being planted as well. I was told rye perennial grass is great for them as well.

    Laurie
     

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