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will ducks eat fire ants?

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

  1. 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 Songster

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    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. thanx [​IMG]
     
  4. Frogdogtimestwo

    Frogdogtimestwo Songster

    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 In the Brooder

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

    newchickmom09 Songster 9 Years

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

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