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List of Safe Vegetables and Fruits for Waterfowl Feed

 

These feeds should be used as supplements or treats and should not make up more than 10 - 20% of their overall diet.

 

Note: unless stated otherwise, all fruits and vegetables should be fed raw. This enables the birds to develop the natural flora in their stomach so they can digest these feeds. Cooking generally destroys these floras. When adding new feeds to your birds diet, it is important to do it slowly so they can develop stomach flora related to a particular fruit or vegetable in order to properly digest it.

 

Vegetables:

Beets (cut into small pieces)

Bell Peppers (only Red, Yellow or Orange) NO Green

Broccoli

Brussels Sprouts

Cabbage (all kinds)

Carrots

Cauliflower

Celery tops

Collard Greens (an excellent choice for stressed birds)

Cucumbers  (Organic or English, fed with the skin on)

Dandelion Greens (the best green feed)

Green Beans

Green Peas

Kale (one of the best of all green feeds)

Romaine lettuce (a good choice for hatchlings or stressed birds, should be used sparingly for adults, has a high sugar content)

Spinach (in moderation, could interfere with calcium absorption)

Squash (Winter type)

Squash (Summer type)

Sweet potatoes (steamed with the skin on and cut into small pieces. An excellent mineral source)

Swiss Chard

Tomatoes

Turnip

Turnip greens

 

Fruits:

Apples

Bananas

Blue Berries

Cantaloupe

Cranberries

Grapes (seedless and organic) Our ducks and geese love frozen, halved grapes on hot summer days

Oranges (only a few pieces a week)

Peach

Pears (great fiber source)

Pineapple

Plum

Raspberries

Strawberries

Watermelon


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