Can Ducks Eat Fries?

Please do not feed the ducks fries. It is unhealthy and detrimental to their overall health.

For the health of our feathered friends, skip the fries! They much prefer healthier snacks.

While they might eat them if offered, fries aren’t a healthy food for ducks for a few reasons:

  • Low nutrition: Fries lack the essential vitamins and minerals that ducks need for a balanced diet. They’re mostly carbohydrates and fat, which doesn’t provide the nutrients ducks get from plants, seeds, and small insects.
  • Unhealthy fats: The oil used for frying fries can be unhealthy for ducks, especially in large amounts.
  • Salt: Fries can be high in salt, which can be harmful to ducks in excess.

If you’d like to feed the ducks, there are better options available. Here are some healthier alternatives:

  • Cracked corn
  • Chopped vegetables like lettuce, peas, or cucumber
  • Seed mixes specifically formulated for waterfowl (available at pet stores)
  • Earthworms (a natural food source for ducks)

These options provide essential nutrients and won’t harm the ducks’ health.