Water lettuce/Water Cabbage can my ducks have some

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Going Quackers, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    In there kiddie pool?

    My water pond is overun with them again [​IMG] so could i float some in the ducks kiddie pool? i know my shubunkin nibble on them so they are edible? but not sure if they'd be duck safe.

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    Last edited: Jul 25, 2011
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Wow, I don't know. I do know that it has been a challenge to find a list of safe versus toxic plants.

    I know rhubarb is not good for ducks.
     
  3. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:There safe for my fish but of coarse different species lol i have no rubarb here don't like it at all... [​IMG]
     
  4. rosie316

    rosie316 Out Of The Brooder

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    I know this is a year since the ??? was posted, but water cabbage/lettuce will burn mouth, lips and throat. If ingested, it will also start on kidney (human or bird). It has to be boiled and then it is still possible to cause harm is ingested. Hope this helps anyone! :)
     
  5. Maxcine99

    Maxcine99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much! You just saved me some money! I was about to get some for my ducks pond! Do you know if they can eat water spinach?
     

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