bigsprig wrote:Ducks like bugs at time more than corn. Flooded impoundments with openings, moist soil, etc grow the best bugs. Corn is great, but you can do well with some food and some "sheet water" as mentioned above. Not glamerous to think about our wonderful ducks eating bugz, but that is a fact. Also note if you have millet and your water is too deep there is a chance the swans will get into your impoundment and pull it all up (been there) Congratulations on being able to have impoundments, Good luck.
I am not an authority but I do know that some ducks prefer or only eat aquatic weeds or grasses. Gadwall and Widgeonare two. I have hunted on a corn only impoundment and we almost never shot gadwall or Widgeon just ringers, woodies, and mallards. So if you will have multiple pools you may wish to consider keeping one flooded year round or in a moist soil state for more variety. If you could foster the growth of Widgeon weed you would have something.