Will ducks eat curly leaf pondweed?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ironjerry, May 30, 2011.

  1. ironjerry

    ironjerry Chirping

    May 4, 2007
    medina, ohio
    I was thinking of getting some ducks to clean my pond of a plant called curly leaf pond plant. Can anyone tell me if ducks eat this. I have a acre stocked pond and my three Chinese geese don't go in pond but stay in a stream that runs thru backyard.
  2. duckluv

    duckluv Crowing

    Aug 20, 2010
    Ducks will eat pretty much any plant they can get to.
  3. DarkWolf

    DarkWolf Songster

    Nov 11, 2008
    Murray Kentucky
    Chances are... No. There's alot easier out there to eat than having to dive into the water several feet to get to your meal. Everything I'd seen online says that some breeds may eat the winter buds as extra nourishment during cold seasons. They may help control it to an extent, but don't expect them to clean the whole pond.
    Last edited: May 30, 2011

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