[NAFEX] Duck & Goose Pest Control

Sarah Kehler Ewing skkewing at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 19 10:44:56 EDT 2009

I agree with Jim, although I will add that they only eat the garden plants that they haven't paddled to death with their big feet!  I love my Silver Appleyard ducks, but I fence them out of everything except my orchard.  They killed all my kiwi plants (they had overwintered with no snow and had fruit on them too!) just by hopping the fence and walking all over them.

zone 3
Edmonton, AB

--- On Fri, 6/19/09, Jim Fruth <jimfruth at charter.net> wrote:

> From: Jim Fruth <jimfruth at charter.net>
> Subject: [NAFEX] Duck & Goose Pest Control
> To: "NAFEX" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Received: Friday, June 19, 2009, 2:16 PM
> Kevin Moore wrote, "It has always
> amazed me that more organic growers don't 
> use ducks for pest control and geese for weeding."
>     Apparently you've never tried it.  I
> did.  The fowl (ducks too) will eat 
> the weeds once all the garden plants have been consumed and
> there is nothing 
> else left to eat.  The idea of having them eat the
> weeds comes from having 
> them eat weeds in cotton fields (they won't eat the cotton
> plants).
> Jim Fruth
> Brambleberry Farm
> Pequot Lakes, MN  56472
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