For generations, children have been reading Make Way for Ducklings, inspiring countless trips to the local pond to feed and visit the ducks. What most don't know is that bread and crackers are the worst food to feed these birds. Learn why and what you should feed ducks, along with a healthy homemade duck feed recipe | Ducks | Children's Books | Robert McCloskey | Preschool |
What to feed ducks Cracked corn Wheat, barley or similar grains Oats (uncooked; rolled or quick) Rice (cooked or uncooked) Milo seed Birdseed (any type or mix) Grapes (cut in half or quartered if very large) Nut hearts or pieces (any type but without salt or flavoring) Frozen peas or corn (defrosted, no need to cook) Earthworms Mealworms (fresh or dried) Chopped lettuce or other greens or salad mixes Vegetable trimmings or peels (chopped)
What should you feed ducks and what to stay away from?
What To Feed Your Duck - Due to limited demand, you may not find duck feed at a local farm store, but you can buy it online (mazuri.com offers a complete line), or you can adapt unmedicated chicken feed to suit your ducks. Newly hatched ducklings require a formula that’s high in protein (18 to 20 percent) with well-balanced amino acids—typical [...]