The ULTIMATE list of DUCK Treats and Supplements...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by nettie, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. lauranickerson

    lauranickerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It wasn't my ducks, but I watched a hen of mine eat a mouse almost whole. She was flopping it around for a while so I figured she was just playing with it, until she just ate it whole. O.O I kind of just stood there in shock, and didn't think about grabbing it from her.

    Now that I think of it, I hope that's not why she isn't laying eggs...and that maybe she's laying them in the woods somewhere...hmmm...
     
  2. ringaring

    ringaring Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. At least I know I don't have a cat in duck's clothing. I did just have several poo samples checked and no worms, parasites or harmful organisms were found. Only $38 at the vet for 2 tests and definitely worth knowing I don't need to give them worming meds.
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  3. Luelromun

    Luelromun Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes they do!! I have 4 ducks,2 Blue Swedes and 1 Mallard and 1 Black Swede and the Blue swedes have a field day if they find one! Mine used to be a fish pond,my fish died after many years,only tadpoles and frogs and toads!! Doesn't matter how big they are either,I have only been able to steal 1 large one out of my Ellie's mouth! She is quick!!
     
  4. Preybrother

    Preybrother New Egg

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    Whats best way to keep mosquitos out of duck's water?
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I change it daily.

    The runoff is channeled into the garden, so it is not wasted.
     
  6. Costa Rica Art

    Costa Rica Art Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't know if this could be considered a treat or just plain awesome food for ducks. I started fermenting feed for my chickens over a year ago, awesome food and they love it. When we got a drake and two hens for snail and slug control we started giving them a choice between regular feed, 50/50 with cracked corn or the FF. FF won out over the dry feed. I haven't had them long enough to go thru our dry season here in Costa Rica but for chickens the moist feed really helps them as there water intake goes down. The moisture in the feed really helps the digestion as they don't have to consume water right after eating just so the feed would be easier to digest. There is a forum here on the feeding and the how to of fermenting chicken/duck feed. https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/644300/fermenting-feed-for-meat-birds
    It is a huge thread but doesn't take long to get the basic idea. HTH
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    Hey Costa Rica Art, glad to see you over here, I too am feeding FF and my flock loves it, also did experimenting back a couple months ago with dry feed, found out real quick it wasn't a hit. I have been feeding ff for almost a year and think it has been a great move here with my flock.
     
  8. Lasttune

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    Thanks, for all the information I find it to be very helpful. Keep us posted on new ideals.
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

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  10. Carcajou

    Carcajou Chillin' With My Peeps

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