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 Not to Feed Ducks: bread, chips, crackers, popcorn. Good Foods for Ducks: Cracked corn, Wheat, barley or similar grains, Oats (uncooked; rolled or quick), Rice (cooked or uncooked), Milo, Birdseed (any type or mix), Grapes (cut in half), 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), Duck feed pellets or poultry starter pellets.
Ducks might be even better than chickens for your little farm!
Getting started with ducks on the urban homestead is easy, really. Here, what to feed ducks and ducklings, along with some other pertinent information if you're planning to incorporate these egg layers onto your little farm.