What Can You Feed Ducks?
They will eat a lot, so do not skimp. It is amazing to sit there and watch a duck eat. They will eat a variety of foods, including duck snacks. Their food is inexpensive to buy. Chicken feed works with ducks. You throw a few ounces of chicken feed on the ground and they will gobble it up. They love bird seed. In fact, you sprinkle a mixture of both in front of them, and they will be happy as can be.
Some say that cracked corn is good for ducks. Research shows that whole kennel corn is better. The oils on the outside of the kennel corn are healthier for them. What about bugs? Yes, they love bugs they make excellent duck snacks. The more bugs you bring them, the happier they are. You can bring them any bug you want and they will eat it. Ducks do not discriminate against bugs. They love everything from a night crawler to mealworms.
Do you know you are able to grow bugs? It is true, you can. There is a great book on it called "How to Raise Mealworms". The book tells you everything you need to know. It is cost-effective and the ducks will love them. Especially domestic ducks. Ducks love water. They use water for bathing and drinking. Ducks are known for telling you off when their water is not fresh, so you will need to freshen it up several times a day.
What Snacks Are Allowed?
Ducks are big eaters, so snacks should not take up more than 10% of their diet. The only snacks that are okay in an unlimited amount are things like kale, lettuce, weeds, grass, etc. Do you have a berry or fruit orchard in your backyard? Ducks will eat whatever you throw away. Watch them eat the berries. It is hilarious. Other snacks they can eat are whole grains, vegetables, and proteins. Try to give them healthy snacking options because they will gain weight. Ducks gain weight easily.
What You Should Not Feed Your Ducks.
Citrus fruit, spinach, iceberg lettuce, White potatoes, green tomatoes, eggplant, or raw and dried beans.