So, Can Cayuga Ducks Actually Fly? How Far?

a Cayuga duck

Cayuga ducks are one of the most iconic, instantly recognizable, and beautiful domestic duck breeds in the world. They are quiet, gorgeous, highly productive, and undeniably beautiful with their rippling, iridescent blue-green feathers. Sadly, this breed has been close to extinction more than once, but luckily they are making a comeback thanks to a surge … Read more

Are My Ducks Going to Fly Away if Free-Ranged?

When it comes to giving your birds a high standard of living, one of the very best things you can do for them is free-ranging. Letting them explore, stretch their legs, and find choice bits of “real” food is always going to be good for them. But free-ranging comes with risks, namely the fact that … Read more

27 Things That Are Safe for Baby Ducks to Eat

Ancona ducklings in brooder

Most of the time when you’re taking care of baby animals they have an extremely strict diet. The earliest days and weeks of their lives are crucial times when it comes to development, so proper nutrition is paramount. The same is true for ducklings, of course, but what you might not know is that ducklings … Read more

So, Can Ducks Eat Apples?

a duck eating apple slices

Ducks eat a little bit of everything. They eat a little bit of animal protein in the form of insects, slugs and other critters, and also plenty of plants and even fruits and vegetables. They typically only get the latter when they’re kept in captivity, but they do form an important part of your average … Read more

So, Can Ducks Eat Strawberries?

ducks eating strawberries

Most duck owners know that there are birds are omnivores, and can eat a wide variety of foods including a whole lot of plant matter. Some of the plants that ducks eat include, at least in a domestic setting, fruits and vegetables. Many of these are the same ones that we eat, which is kind … Read more

How Long Will Ducks Sit on Their Eggs?

four Pekin ducks

Have you ever wondered how long a mother duck sits on her eggs? If you don’t own ducks yourself, you’ve probably never seen the process through to completion. One day, a mother duck emerges from her nest with a bunch of precious little ducklings in tow. That’s all you know! But the question remains: how … Read more

So, Can Ducks Eat Bananas?

ducks eating bananas

If you own ducks, you already know that they can eat a wide variety of things, including fruits and vegetables. More, ducks can actually eat, and get good nutrition from many of the things that people eat. But there are more than a few things that your ducks just shouldn’t have, no matter how much … Read more

So, Can Ducks Eat Popcorn?

a Cayuga duck eating popcorn

If you’ve ever been out by the lake feeding ducks, or maybe even just feeding your own ducks, you probably already know that they love bread and other carbs like that. There’s just something about it! Makes you wonder what other sorts of snack foods ducks can safely eat. How about popcorn? Can your ducks … Read more

So, Can Ducks Eat Peanuts?

Pekin ducks foraging

Most of us, and pretty much all of us that own ducks, know that ducks have a pretty varied diet, although they eat mostly plant matter. That being said, your average duck does need plenty of protein. That usually comes from insects and other small creatures, or from a protein-fortified feed for domestic ducks. But … Read more

So, Can Ducks Eat Tomatoes?

a duck eating tomatoes

Most domestic animals enjoy a diet that’s far more nutritionally complete, and oftentimes more varied, than their wild counterparts. Just look at our ducks, for instance… Domestic ducks get to enjoy a diet of feed and often times many wholesome snacks and supplements like mealworms and other insects, and of course, produce in the form … Read more

So, Can Ducks Eat Oats?

ducks drinking water from a puddle

If you’ve had ducks for any length of time, you probably noticed they are about as enthusiastic for food as any other animal, and they love swiping a little bit of food from other animals or any grains that you might drop going about your chores. Nothing’s off-limits to these birds, that’s for sure! But … Read more

So, Can Ducks Eat Rice?

some ducks eating raw rice

Ducks are omnivores, but they still focus on eating all sorts of plant matter. Domestic ducks will have access to or be deliberately fed various grains as part of their diet. Grains are a pretty contentious topic when it comes to poultry and ducks in particular, with some people claiming that they do a lot … Read more

So, Can Ducks Eat Lettuce?

a duck nibbling on some lettuce

Everyone knows that ducks are omnivores, but what most people don’t know is that they lean very heavily towards a primarily herbivorous diet. Grasses and all kinds of plants are always on a duck’s menu, and even for domestic ducks, greenery is something they tend to eat a lot of. Or there is grass, foliage, … Read more

So, Can Ducks Eat Corn?

three ducks eating some corn

If you’ve owned ducks for any length of time you already know that they have a highly varied diet. Aside from their usual feed or mash they can eat all sorts of fruits and veggies, mealworms and other insects, and a lot more. Domestic and wild ducks alike also eat some grains, growing in the … Read more