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What kind of treats do you feed ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by scoob1, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. scoob1

    scoob1 New Egg

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    Hi, I have 7 new (5 week old) ducks and 1 adult duck. I have read a few posts that describe feeding the ducks treats but my local pet store only offers pellets, crumble or mash. Can you please let me know what kind of treats these are or an alternative? Thanks,Cami
     
  2. rgn87

    rgn87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I give mine vegetables and crickets.
     
  3. nissa_loves_cats

    nissa_loves_cats Chillin' With My Peeps

    I give mine hard-boiled chicken eggs. I also gave my poultry some stale donuts once but I'm sure that's not a good thing to give them more than once.
     
  4. Hattiegun

    Hattiegun Chillin' With My Peeps

    click on the Sticky note -- very first post ,,, Nettie has an AWESOME list of treats... lots a greens. peas. !!
     
  5. WadeMD

    WadeMD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Grape pieces, peas, apple pieces, earthworms, grubs, clover, grass (mine graze like mad anyway, but they still think its a treat if you toss it in the pond), chopped lettuce thats looking a little brown, cantaloupe (they tear it apart pretty effectively), cheerios... basically anything thats healthy for a human and doesn't contain extra sugar or salt or fat works.

    As per above tho... check the link, its pretty good.
     
  6. kysilkies

    kysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll take a bag of frozen peas, put in a strainer and run warm water over them for a few minutes until they're soft, the ducks can't eat them fast enough!

    Lettuce is big with ours as well!
     
  7. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    this is the best list out there!
     
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  8. jnkir7

    jnkir7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine go crazy over minows ,i buy them and put them in there little pool kids plastic swimming pool
     
  9. WinchesterChickens5115

    WinchesterChickens5115 New Egg

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    I give mine grapes. They eat them up!!!
     

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