[permaculture] Wanna toy with a chicken coop/duck run/ veg

Ute Bohnsack sustag at eircom.net
Mon Aug 12 05:13:11 EDT 2002


Thanks Robyn, for your reply.
Are sure this is true for Indian Runners though?

Slán,
Ute

permed at nor.com.au wrote:
> 
> >The chickens and ducks fulfill very different functions. But since they
> >live in the same house, is there a way to, say, get the ducks into an
> >established planting off cabbages to clear the slugs w/o letting the
> >chooks in as well. I havent' kept ducks so I'm not familiar with their
> >habits.
> 
> The ducks will really enjoy a good feed of cabbages whiles they munch on
> the slugs - you'd really need to monitor this carefully - could be you'd
> only get damage on outer leaves but I'd be very cautious. Ducks enjoy
> eating lots of greens, not only weeds but many vegies.
> Robyn
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