Too many acorns?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by featherfooted, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. featherfooted

    featherfooted Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    If you are like me and have a lot of oak trees in your yard, you have plenty of acorns. We have a line of oaks in the middle of the yard close to the coop that drop a ton of acorns each year. They have been a pain trying to walk on them until this year. I happen to notice today that there we have very few acorns on the ground and I found out why. My Rouen and Swedish ducks are eating them. [​IMG] I then looked it up and found that dubbing duck love acorns and they are a good source of carbohydrates. I had wondered why they looked so fat. I guess that is why they have been digging it the leaves.
  2. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

    Aug 18, 2008
    Sounds like a win-win.

    Needs pictures and video though!
  3. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Songster

    Jul 26, 2009
    Chenango Forks NY
    Until snow came last week I had a carpet of acorns in my yard too. My ducks wont eat them though.
  4. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

    Nov 20, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    i heard acorns can turn duck yolks green just so you are forwarned, lol
  5. pishposh

    pishposh In the Brooder

    Nov 13, 2009
    westminster, md
    it is a bog year for acorns (we didn't get any last year)! I actually fell and broke my hand and thumb! I got my cast off 2 weeks ago!

    My ducks enjoy picking them up and moving them around their mouths, but have yet to eat them yet!

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