I'll go grab some out my pond and try it on them, I've never been able to grow enough to satisfy the ducks. If they get loose and hop in a pond, 4 or 5 can kill off the duckweed in 10 mins.
But I think if you heap it up onto a mesh and spread it out, it will drain enough to behave like fresh green pickings. I'm dying to do it with azolla but our weather grows too little too late, n like I said the ducks.
There is also another type of lettuce that grows on the water here that multiplies really fast that I am wondering about. However, I am not not sure what it is, so I need to do a bit of research to make sure it is not poison to them.
I am wondering how much of the Rabbit's diet can be duckweed if i can grow enough.
Scott Stringer wrote:First post here... Just got my first Rabbit and have lots to learn. That being said, has anyone ever tried to or heard of feeding duckweed to rabbits? It is supposed to have up to 40% protein and is one of the easiest things to grow fast.
figure id help out and finish answer this question incase. someone else stumbles on it. yes %30-%40 protein . also azolla grows about the same way but it's a 7day cycle to double it's size instead of a 2-4 depending on where you live and time of year.
a mix feed still needs some type of hay.
i haven't tried it out on cuy before or quail but it's next on my list
this is a good way of drying it.
Here is a really great way to intergrate a nursey setup on the cheap with duckweed
Cool : things to know about duckweed if your thinkin about giving it a try she has great info http://youtu.be/EEMV1vPzxPY
good luck to you. remember to wash your duckweed before you dry. "dirt" upsets animals stomachs. unless they are a pig.
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