Feeding Ducks is Fun!

Make sure you take the right types of food and watch your fingers for the nippy ones!

Feeding ducks, geese and swans during your family walk is a fun things to do for all ages - and it can be very active too if they start chasing you!

What to take with you on your walk to feed the ducks.

Everyone knows that ducks love bread, and it is better than nothing in the colder months, but there are lots

of other foods you can feed them that are a lot healthier for them.

So what else can you feed ducks?

We've put together a list of six different foods that you can use as duck feed, instead of bread.

1. Sweetcorn

It turns out that ducks are quite partial to 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 just seeds from the fruit and nut aisle in the supermarket, the ducks will be very grateful for these nutritious nibbles.

6. Rice 

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.