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Posted: 11/29/2014 9:49:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/29/2014 9:51:04 PM EDT by WildApple]
Is it illegal to feed wild ducks bread?

I saw a sign saying "not" to but it didn't reference a specific law or even a penalty

I may or may not have accidentally dropped a few bread crumbs
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 9:50:40 PM EDT
A lot of folks feed them shot
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 9:56:32 PM EDT
Only if you choke the shit out of the messy bastards while they eat it.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 9:57:35 PM EDT
Maybe check city ordinances. There's no signs around where I live. I've actually wondered if their main staple was Subway.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 9:58:08 PM EDT
Yup
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 10:00:10 PM EDT
I do it all the time, the baby's thrive, grow fast, and the entire family eats out of my hand.

Link Posted: 11/29/2014 10:02:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By WildApple:
Is it illegal to feed wild ducks bread?

I saw a sign saying "not" to but it didn't reference a specific law or even a penalty

I may or may not have accidentally dropped a few bread crumbs
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Just don't do that around my boat.

It's like feeding bums. They show up in droves and shit all over your stuff.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 10:05:18 PM EDT
Bread had little nutritional value for ducks. Since it is very filling, it prevents them from having a well-balanced diet. At least that's what a park ranger told me. Explains all those dead ducks and pigeons in parks.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 10:06:01 PM EDT
Italian restaurant near me has a bunch of homes behind it with a "water feature" aka retention pond that has ducks and geese hanging out there all the time. The restaurant takes all the old bread out the back and feeds it to them.

My daughter always refers to it as the "ducky place" and she has fed them plenty of goldfish crackers.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 10:08:43 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By frayedknot:
Bread had little nutritional value for ducks. Since it is very filling, it prevents them from having a well-balanced diet. At least that's what a park ranger told me. Explains all those dead ducks and pigeons in parks.
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What he told you is a fact. Try looking it up instead of being cynical.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 10:10:48 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By HRomberg:
Just don't do that around my boat.

It's like feeding bums. They show up in droves and shit all over your stuff.
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Why do you hate freedom?

I keed, I keed.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 10:14:43 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By rdnkar:

What he told you is a fact. Try looking it up instead of being cynical.
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Originally Posted By rdnkar:
Originally Posted By frayedknot:
Bread had little nutritional value for ducks. Since it is very filling, it prevents them from having a well-balanced diet. At least that's what a park ranger told me. Explains all those dead ducks and pigeons in parks.

What he told you is a fact. Try looking it up instead of being cynical.


Well sure. But it's not nearly as dramatic as he would have you believe.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 10:14:48 PM EDT
bread will kill them. they normally don't eat enough to die before your very eyes...but may die later. I accidenly killd a dozen of my own personal ducks and geese with bread.. no joke.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 10:16:40 PM EDT
Its only illegal if you get caught, even then it depends on who catches you.
I'm sure they all meet at the AFC..."Annual Flyway Convention" and give directions to your house.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 10:16:43 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By FordGuy:
bread will kill them. they normally don't eat enough to die before your very eyes...but may die later. I accidenly killd a dozen of my own personal ducks and geese with bread.. no joke.
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Duck die nasty?
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 10:32:53 PM EDT
Airports
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 10:36:26 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By HRomberg:

Just don't do that around my boat.

It's like feeding bums. They show up in droves and shit all over your stuff.
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Originally Posted By HRomberg:
Originally Posted By WildApple:
Is it illegal to feed wild ducks bread?

I saw a sign saying "not" to but it didn't reference a specific law or even a penalty

I may or may not have accidentally dropped a few bread crumbs

Just don't do that around my boat.

It's like feeding bums. They show up in droves and shit all over your stuff.

Truth. I work in a marina and ducks are the messiest, most disgusting creature at the lake. No wonder they are called "fowl". Even the big Blue Herons, which crap a gallon at a time, won't roost in their own doo doo. Ducks will. The marina maintenance guys have to do "poopie patrol" each morning so the elderly snowbird tourists don't get grossed out or slip and fall.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 10:37:09 PM EDT
Is it illegal to feed seagulls Alka Seltzer? Filthy bastards.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 10:37:24 PM EDT


I know that it's illegal in certain areas up here.


Link Posted: 11/29/2014 10:39:17 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By pcsutton:
Duck die nasty?
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Originally Posted By FordGuy:
bread will kill them. they normally don't eat enough to die before your very eyes...but may die later. I accidenly killd a dozen of my own personal ducks and geese with bread.. no joke.
Duck die nasty?


I'll admit, I laughed .
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 10:40:40 PM EDT
You don't want to attract them back to the area. Small amounts aren't a big deal.

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Link Posted: 11/29/2014 10:40:46 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By baseball4:
A lot of folks feed them shot
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Link Posted: 11/29/2014 10:43:40 PM EDT
I used to feed ducklings snails (we all did). We'd get the snails from the nearby garden, carry them to the pond and call the ducklings over. They'd eagerly swim over to eat the snails from our hands.

We probably set them up for hunters. In the wild, they'll send a human, think to themselves, "Oh, here's someone who will feed me snails." Fly down and boom! Dinner.
Link Posted: 11/30/2014 12:13:08 AM EDT
Duck butter???
Link Posted: 11/30/2014 12:19:51 AM EDT
Not illegal that I know of, but it isn't exactly good for them. Grapes, cracked corn, rice, oats so on is better and more akin to what they would be eating naturally. They eat grasses and other plants in the marshes where they summer or winter.
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