will ducks eat fire ants?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cpegram, May 26, 2010.

  1. cpegram

    cpegram Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a male (mallard or rhoen) and a female Peking...they free range just wondering if they will eat fire ants
  2. 17roses

    17roses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
    Greene County, TN
    I dont know for sure but mine eat wasps. I would worry a little about having them near a nest. I have seen a dogs face get completely covered in just a few minutes. I would think they could safely pick off a line of them though. But really [​IMG]
  3. cpegram

    cpegram Chillin' With My Peeps

    thanx [​IMG]
  4. Frogdogtimestwo

    Frogdogtimestwo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2008
    Our chickens and turkeys do, so I imagine the ducks would also. It has made a big difference in our pastures turning out the chickens to free range and eat them up.
  5. littleduckfl

    littleduckfl Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 20, 2010
    I have a Khaki and he will eat them but only if the mound is muddy.
  6. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2009
    Mine don't pay any attention to the ants. [​IMG] I wouldn't count on them being great ant eaters.

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