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China Sends 100,000 Duck to fight Locust.

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by Ric, Feb 29, 2020.

  1. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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  2. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
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    I did not know ducks eat locust

    I knew ravens and seagulls did
    I always thought ducks ate weeds on the bottom of Ponds... isn’t that what they’re always diving ?
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  3. OP

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    I didn't do the research or write the article, so don't ask me. I only saw it and posted it for everyone's FYI.

    I am surprised they aren't trying chickens. Chicken can be VERY AGRESSIVE and don't fit their stereotyping. In fact, guinea fowl are even more Hardee(wild). Having lived in S E Asia I can tell you Duck meat & eggs are as popular as Chicken is to western Civilization. Therefore they may be using what is available.
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  4. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Fanatic
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    i was going to mention that. duck is the chicken of china pretty much. love it though!
  5. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Fanatic
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    Whenever we're in Chinatown we buy a whole Peking Duck. Then we watch the show as they hack it into pieces with a clever. It's amazing they have any fingers left.

    I'm all in favor of fattening up ducks on locust.
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  6. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
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    Chickens don’t fly tho , so are much less mobile
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  7. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
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    Actually, some do or used to. We raised chickens on the farm when I was a kid. They were free range and when we wanted to take them inside my brother and I had to climb trees to get them so we could put them in a barn. But, yes, they don't fly like ducks, etc.
  8. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
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    I grew up on a farm
    We had chickens too

    when I say they don’t fly, I mean sustained flight
    They do a winged leap
    Pretty much I think they’re too heavy to fly normally
    Wing to weight ratio or something
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  9. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Too bad that cannot find a way to catch all them locusts in big nets. And then...make them into cattle feed.
    Or chicken and duck rations.
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  10. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
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    That's going to be a lot of duck poo...
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