Will ducks eat ants?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ColoradoGirl42, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. ColoradoGirl42

    ColoradoGirl42 Out Of The Brooder

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    I read elsewhere on the net that some types of ducks will eat ants. I had hoped my chickens would, but they seem completely uninterested; they don't even notice ants. If ducks will eat them, that might finally be enough to convince my DH that we need ducks!

    Any advice will be appreciated.
     
  2. ducksinarow

    ducksinarow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have not noticed an ant reduction. They prefer much larger bugs. I do wish they did. That is why I got mine. They have done a number on the snail and slug population though.
     
  3. m.kitchengirl

    m.kitchengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ducks will eat them, but I think the chickens are better at it. I don't think we'll ever be free of them, though.
     

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