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Who plants their own duck food?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bokbok, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. Bokbok

    Bokbok Out Of The Brooder

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    I know about getting enouph protein from a pre-packaged source, and about growing chook food? What about duck food for laying hens? Has anyone successfully supplemented their diet? Or even provided their complete dietary needs by growing certain things?
     
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I am looking in to that. I am thinking about trying to get some duck weed. It isn't a complete food for ducks, but it is high in protein.
     
  3. Bokbok

    Bokbok Out Of The Brooder

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    As a part of a permanent pond? That's an idea.
     
  4. lowcountrypoultry

    lowcountrypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    If grass counts, I'm in! [​IMG]
     
  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Well yeah...LOL

    Gotta wait for Spring for that crop.

    Anytime it gets a little nice and some shoots start to pop up, the ducks are there to make sure it doesn't get too long [​IMG]
     
  6. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    I tried and they really loved the tomato and pepper plants i planted.
     
  7. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    [​IMG]
     
  8. KanakaNui

    KanakaNui Out Of The Brooder

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    I grow stuff for my ducks. I can't grow enough to replace feed, so it's mostly just treats.
    I grow sprouts for them in paint strainer bags, as well as collard and mustard greens in the cooler months. And give them sweetpotato greens in the summer.I let them hunt bugs and forage in the warmer months when there is lots growing.
    It does help lower the feed bill, but I can't grow enough to cover all the feed.
    They are more pig than duck.
     
  9. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i grow them spring salad mixes planted every 2 weeks for 6 weeks and it helps alot with the feed bill... also i have been thinking about rasing goldfish to put in there pond. when i buy them at the pet stores they go crazy:p
     
  10. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Feeder goldfish in the pond is pretty entertaining for about 30 seconds. That's all it takes for my ducks to chow them all...LOL
     

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