Wild bird seed ok for a treat?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by newchickmom09, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Songster

    Jul 15, 2009
    ARIZONA
    My hubby bought a small bag of wild bird seed thinking that wild bird seed would be a nice treat for our ducks. Would this be an ok treat for them. They wouldn't get it as a primary food but just a little when we go and interact with them. It has milo, millet, cracked corn, and sunflower.
     
  2. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    i remember reading somewhere that it's fine. makes a really good treat for winter too. if i'm wrong someone pipe up.. i am a bit knew to this myself.
     
  3. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Songster

    Jul 15, 2009
    ARIZONA
    rainplace~ thankyou, I was thinking it would be ok, I was just concerned about the sunflower seeds in it. Can they eat those ok?
     
  4. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    they are older, yes? If so, then I think it's fine. BRB gonna get my book. [​IMG]
     
  5. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    I can't find what I was looking for. But I think it's fine for them. I would hope by now that if I was wrong, someone else would have piped in. [​IMG]
     
  6. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Songster

    Jul 15, 2009
    ARIZONA
    I am guessing they are going on 6 and 4 weeks old this week.
     
  7. Kiwi Chicky

    Kiwi Chicky Songster

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    My chickies love the sunflower seeds

    I sometimes get them a seed bell as a treat too
     
  8. DuckHoney

    DuckHoney In the Brooder

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    My ducks eat wild bird seeds and love it. They love the cracked corn, but leave the sunflower seeds alone unless I crack open it for them. Sunflower seeds get eaten up by the squirrels. They love those! So no waste all around. [​IMG]
     
  9. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    Oh mine love it!
     
  10. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Songster

    Jul 15, 2009
    ARIZONA
    thanks everyone! We gave them some yesterday evening and they loved it. They did spit out the sunflower seeds so I guess I don't have to worry about that since they are not going to eat them. (they probably know best what they can eat) We threw a little on the ground and they loved picking at it, they almost looked like chickens [​IMG]. The funiest part was my son feeding them, since the ducks are getting bigger and my sons 2 year old fingers haven't they will put his whole finger in there mouths while they are eating out of his hand. [​IMG]
     

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