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Six things you didn't know you could feed ducks

We’re asking everyone who feeds our ducks to consider swapping the usual white bread for something a little healthier.

A family feeding a duck A family feeding the ducks

To make it easier for you we’ve put together a list of alternative duck snacks. Time to raid your cupboards!


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


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.

Frozen peas and sweetcornFrozen peas, lettuce and oats

There’s no need to cook them but make sure you defrost them first!


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


Whether you buy bird seed or seeds from the healthy aisle in the supermarket – the ducks will be very grateful for these nutritious nibbles.


Wild ducks will appreciate a handful of leftover rice from a takeaway. Just remember to keep the crispy duck all to yourself.

Last date edited: 20 December 2016