Silly ducks, finally they free ranged

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jtbrown, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    Southeastern Ohio
    I was out of town today visiting my dad. His tomatoes did great this year (unlike mine) and he gave me a flat of tomatoes that split, etc. to give to the chickens and ducks. So I fed a few of them to the ducks and a bunch to my large flock of chickens. Then, I left 6-8 tomatoes in the flat 10 foot from the door of the ducks (open door, as the guineas share their enclosed run and they were free ranging). I was going to throw those in the pen before I left for work tomorrow.

    I came in the house to can some peppers and when I came out the ducks had finally come out of their pen. I was so excited and they were too gobbling up grass and yard goodies. I have bribed them with peas and food and they would never leave the pen in the past (just this summer). So we got them back in the pen, AFTER the guineas were already roosted for the night. As I look down at the tomato flat after I locked the door, it looked like a massacre in the box. Evidently the tomatoes were the draw the ducks needed to get them out the door! Bad, silly, full of tomato ducks!
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2012
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    I bet they had tomato faces too. [​IMG]
  3. suki'smom

    suki'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2011
    Central Wisconsin
    How cute! Now you won't be able to keep them in lol
  4. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    Washington State
    It is amazing what a duck will do for a tomato.
    Mine stretch their necks at unbelievable lengths to get to the cherry tomatoes through the garden fence.
  5. Carebearsmiles

    Carebearsmiles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2012
    Too cute! I will have to try a tomato treat soon.
  6. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    Southeastern Ohio
    They love tomatoes. Ferocious eaters of tomatoes. You must try it. It is nearly scary the way they attack!
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    Mine love tomatoes too, they have to fight the chickens for them though.

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