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Don't feed soggy bread to ducks at Yeovil Country Park

Don't feed soggy bread to ducks at Yeovil Country Park

Jan 10, 2021

Visitors to the Yeovil Country Park at Ninesprings are being asked not to feed the ducks soggy bread. Somerset wildlife expert, LB Loxley, says ducks need a varied diet and bread has little nutritional value. He says there are lots of other foods that are better for Ducks to eat.

We've put together a list of six different foods that you can use as duck feed, instead of bread.

Sweetcorn
It turns out that ducks are quite partial to sweetcorn. Tinned, frozen, or fresh

Lettuce
As a nation, we’re guilty of throwing away a vast amount of lettuce, especially the bagged variety. Instead of consigning it to the bin, rip it into pieces, and treat your local ducks. Rocket, kale, and iceberg are all great choices.

Frozen peas 
There’s no need to cook them but make sure you defrost them first.

Oats
Flapjacks rolled oats and even instant porridge oats will be a huge hit with ducks.

Seeds
Whether you buy bird seed or just seeds from the fruit and nut aisle in the supermarket, the ducks will be very grateful for these nutritious nibbles.

Rice 
Ducks will appreciate a handful of leftover rice from a takeaway. Just remember to keep the crispy duck all to yourself. You can also use uncooked rice, both are fine.

 

 

 

 

 

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