Will my ducks and Geese eat my fish from my pond?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Pam259, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. Pam259

    Pam259 New Egg

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    I have ducks and geese. Runners, Muskogee, Pekings and Geese.

    We try to have a fishing experience for the family. I buy little perch and sun fish , catfish and bass finger lings. Also minnows . Am I going to have a feeding frenzy on the new crop that I may be putting in? And is that possibly were all the others may of went? They all used to reproduce. This year we did have that very bad drought, and I am trying to get my ponds back to order so the kids can catch and release, fish.
     
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2012
  2. ChickenPrnces

    ChickenPrnces Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well.... the MUSCOVY and PEKIN will eat fish so I am pretty sure that the geese and runners will too!!
     
  3. galgo98

    galgo98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my runners ate a 5-6" koi a couple of weeks ago. I thought the koi were big enough for the ducks to leave alone. It took him a few gulps with me chasing him through the yard, but he got it down! [​IMG]
     
  4. Tahai

    Tahai Chillin' With My Peeps

    It is my understanding that domestic geese are primarily vegetarians, and not interested in fish. Ducks are omnivores, and will eat whatever they can catch.
     
  5. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My kids occasionally go to the pond up the road and catch small fish for my ducks...they love them.
     

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