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whats the best crop for ducks?

Postby goosemob » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:42 am

Me and my dad are building a pond down in southern Illinois. the pond is gonna be about 3 acers and it will be surrounded by beans or corn which ever is being planted in the field that year. I was wondering what would be the best crop to put in and or around the pond.
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Postby David » Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:38 pm

There are a lot of options, you'll just need to decide which one you like best. Most like Jap Millet for duck ponds. Corn, as well as any grain like barley, is also good. Some like grasses like nutsedge. Chufa is becoming more popular also, but don't know if it's legal to plant chufa in IL.
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Postby Racks N Quacks » Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:23 pm

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Postby Smokin_Quack » Sun Nov 30, 2008 5:43 pm

Haven't heard much about Chufa for anything other than Turkeys. But I have a swamp that we put millet around the edges when the water was low 3 years ago, and when the water flooded back to normal and the millet was in the water.... wow.... hundreds of birds poured in and STAYED. :thumbsup:
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jap millet

Postby kansasduckhunter » Mon Dec 29, 2008 4:28 pm

Hey I had the same question. Is Jap Millet different then other millet? I've read about pearl millet. Is this the same thing? I live in Kansas. Does the stuff grow there? It is a semi sandy kind of soil.
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