3863RE: [fukuoka_farming] Ducks for the garden
- Dec 1, 2003Hello François, as Ute mentioned it is Indian Runner Ducks that have been
used with some success. However, this success is only partial. It has been
noted that they also eat vegetables although there is some discussion that
this might be due to age: when young the ducks seek out protein (slugs) but
as they achieve their mature size they turn to other foods (veg). I have not
seen any practical work to back this interpretation yet, but believe it
worth some investigation.
From: francois daoust [mailto:francois_daoust@...]
Sent: samedi 29 novembre 2003 21:20
Subject: [fukuoka_farming] Ducks for the garden
Hi, i remember aproximatively 2 years ago earing about someone in the group
having a duck that was a good slug eater. There was some good comments about
this duck because he or she was not so attract by our vegetables. It's been
a long time. If my memory is good it was in england and the duck was asian.
I wonder if you are still in the group. Well i don't find the references in
the archives. It sound verry intersting because where i live slugs are
always in a great number and eat all the new plants especiallly legumes and
lettuces. I am looking for something to balance my eco-systems.
I would be interested to know if someone as knowledge about slug ducks.
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