Six things you didn't know you could feed ducks

We care about the nation’s wellbeing and our work makes sure that life is always better by the water. However, we also care about the wellbeing of the wildlife who make their homes on our canals and rivers. This is why we’re asking everyone who feeds our ducks to swap their usual white bread for something a little healthier.

Frozen peas, lettuce and oats Duck food

1. Sweetcorn

It turns out that ducks are quite partial to a sweetcorn. Tinned, frozen or fresh! Obviously, remove them from the tin first.

2. Lettuce

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. Rocket, Kale and Iceberg are all great choices.

3. Frozen peas 

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

4. Oats

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

5. Seeds

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

6. Rice 

Wild ducks will appreciate a handful of leftover rice from a takeaway. Just remember to keep the crispy duck all to yourself. You can also use uncooked rice, both are fine.

Ducks on the canal bank

Last date edited: 29 July 2019