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Me neither! - But one of my drakes was a fence-bulldozer last year: He (heavy bird) stood on the fence, holding it down so that the girls could walk right into the tomato-patch. And when he saw me coming outside, he ran off, leaving the girls behind trapped in the fence.Yeah I’ve heard green tomatoes have dangerous levels of solanine but like you said different varieties might have different levels of it, and it’s good to hear your ducks are enjoying them regardless.
I just like to play it safe, i treat green tomatoes like I treat garlic and onions, a lot of people feed those to their ducks as a natural parasite deterrent but others say never to feed any kind of allium to animals, of course the culinary varieties are less dangerous than ornamentals but I don’t like to take chances.
I was shocked this year when i caught them in the leafless potato field and thought they would all die within a day, nothing but loud protest when i erected a taller fence around the potatoes.
Garlic? Onions? My ducks hate those. If i throw some green onion to Blanca Duck, the glutton, she grabs it greedily and then spits it out and shakes her head. The same with Basilikum, Oregano, Parsley or Thyme. But they love peppermint! Ducks and Peppermint is like cats and catnip. At least with my ducks…