What can I feed my DUCKS?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Barry Natchitoches, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. Barry Natchitoches

    Barry Natchitoches Songster

    Sep 4, 2008
    Up till now, I've fed my ducks wild bird starter crumbles, with an occasional treat of watermelon or diced tomatoes on a hot afternoon.

    Because they live in a mobile duckhouse, there is always the possibility that they (and their food) will be caught in an unexpected rainfall. Which means that their food will get all wet and mushy.

    What can I feed them that will NOT get all wet and mushy if their food gets wet in a heavy, unexpected rainfall?

    Do ducks eat grains like wheat or oats or black oil sunflower seeds?

    What else could I give them that might hold up better in rain?

  2. Oddyse

    Oddyse Songster

    May 21, 2011
    I had this problem, for ages and ages and I thought, "what food will be ok if it gets wet?" Then suddenly I had a revalation , and I decided to build a small roof to go over the food. I know your food is probably just placed around the pen, but if you could keep it in one place (the ducks will soon find it) and build a small roof it, then it will stay dry all the time. Im not sure if this is possible for you but it could be an option and its what I did. [​IMG]
  3. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Songster

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    Whole wheat berries won't get soggy but could still get moldy. I think a cover over the food would be the best solution. I had the feeder inside a plastic tote on it's side and it kept it dry.

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