For Day 5 of 30 Days Wild, a simple and fun activity.
Feeding the Ducks is an all round family favourite and in the past was done with bread.
The problem with bread is besides it having NO nutritional value, it can lead to serious illness and even a illness called ‘angel wing’.
Angel wing is a condition in water birds that can be caused by too much carbohydrates and/or deficiency in vitamin E, vitamin D or manganese, mainly in developing birds between 8 to 12 weeks old. The weight of the growing feathers causes rotation of the wing tip, the feathers twist upwards giving it the name angel or aeroplane wing.
DON’T FEED DUCKS BREAD.
There are alternatives to bread. Ducks can be fed corn, lettuce, cabbage, oats, peas and the specially prepared Duck Food.