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3863RE: [fukuoka_farming] Ducks for the garden

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  • jamie
    Dec 1, 2003
      Hello Fran├žois, 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.



      -----Original Message-----
      From: francois daoust [mailto:francois_daoust@...]
      Sent: samedi 29 novembre 2003 21:20
      To: fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com
      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.

      Thank you

      Ontario, Canada

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