winter greens for Mucovy???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chrisarvor, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. chrisarvor

    chrisarvor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What green food should i give my Muscovy ducks in winter ??/
    i have tried them with chopped veg ,cucumbers but they dont seem keen??
    its -20 C now so that getting cold just wanted to cheers them up[​IMG]

    they eat the same food as the chicken but any help please
     
  2. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Peas, corn, chopped lettuce, squash, tomato etc. Mine took a while to actually eat some types of veggies but now whenever I walk outside they expect something. You can try throwing some veg in a pool or bucket they do like to "fish" for things.
     
  3. country_girl011

    country_girl011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    boc choy.
    collard greens were a big hit with mine
    kale
    alfalfa hay.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Mine even like romaine lettuce. and chopped cabbage they will eat in the winter. But green peas they love.
     
  5. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Frozen peas, chopped cabbage, chopped iceberg lettuce, romaine, left over scraps of just about any vegetable/fruit I cook i.e. carrot peal, apple peal, cucumber peals (although I usually do not give those to them when purchased from market as they might be waxed) The "scraps" definitely are not as popular as the cabbage or romaine. I also still have kale growing in the garden (although I suspect it must be a little bitter) that they eat as well as the mesclun I grew for them last summer that is starting the leaf up again (suspect this has to be bitter too, but they are eating on it.) NO potato peals as they can be poisonous.
     

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