Can Ducks Eat Oregano?

Written By Emily

As someone who spends her days surrounded by ducks, I’ve learned a thing or two about what they can and can’t chow down on. More about me here.

Fortunately, your ducks can eat oregano. I said, fortunately, because this is one of the best plants you can give them.

You can add dried oregano to duck’s feed and oregano oil to water or let them eat fresh oregano. Either way, your ducks will love it. Oregano will also boost their immune system and even prevent infections.

For Ancient Greeks, oregano symbolized joy, and they even thought it would bring them good luck. Not to mention the belief that cows from fields full of oregano will (almost certainly) have more delicious meat.

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So, what effect can oregano have on your ducks?

 

Let’s find out!

What Are the Health Benefits of Oregano for Ducks?

Antioxidants from oregano help your ducks eliminate free radicals, which can cause oxidative stress in your ducks.

Studies show that the excessive amount of free radicals can cause cell damage, leading to numerous diseases.

Oregano is a natural antibiotic, and it has anti-inflammatory properties.

Your ducks will fight all infections and bacteria, and this plant has played a significant role in cancer prevention for thousands of years.

These are just a few major benefits of this remarkable plant. Fortunately, it’s easy to find or even grow oregano in your home.

How to Feed Your Ducks with Oregano?

You can use oregano oil and add a drop per gallon of water.

That’s because the concentration from these tiny bottles is significantly higher than your ducks would get from fresh oregano.

I prefer adding fresh or dried oregano to their feed pellets or any other duck food. If you feel like it, you can hand-feed your ducks and have a good time with your little feathered friends.

If you enjoy spending time with your ducks, you can use dried oregano leaves and make them tea. All the mentioned health benefits also apply to people.

Oregano tea will improve your digestion and fight infections and bacteria. Plus, the taste is unique.

How Much Oregano Is Enough for Ducks?

Leaves from a few branches will be more than enough.

Give your ducks oregano in moderation. In case you know that your flock is hungry, don’t let them eat the entire bush.

If you want to give them dried oregano, add a spoon or two so your ducks will enjoy the aroma.

Again, with oregano oil, one drop per gallon will significantly boost their immune system.

What About Oregano Stems?

In case stems are dry and long, it can be a choking risk.

So, in that case, throw them away, or you can cut them into pieces and serve them to your ducks.

Final Words

Oregano is not the food that will give your ducks energy, but it will boost their immune system and improve duck’s digestive health.

Not to mention anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties. The positive effect of oregano on your ducks is unquestionable, as long as you are not adding too much.

Because, like with any other food, too much can have adverse effects.

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