September 29, 2006

SDB Does Good... And Not So Good.

Steven has taking to feeding the ducks behind his apartment (look at his post at 20060929.1805) , which is a wonderful thing... it shows that the duck-based mind-control rays are working.

But only middling-well, because he's feeding the ducks bread. While any duck will eat bread (oh, BABY, will we eat bread... as Daffy put it, "Drool, drool!"), it really isn't very good for us. Kinda like eating a slice of cake larger than your head. It might be yummy, but that's a lot of cake. To quote our official lobbying PAC, Ducks Unlimited:

"...many people do not realize that a diet of white bread can be fatal to waterfowl. When the birds gorge themselves on bread, they stop eating their natural foods, which are much more nutritious. The birds become malnourished and there have also been cases of birds choking on wads of bread."

Some good cracked corn, or 'duck chow' is the right thing. Just don't throw it in the stream.

But good for you, Steven! Bow to your Duck Overlords!

Posted by: Wonderduck at 07:10 PM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 These ducks are about as far from being "malnourished" is they can be.

Anyway, I only do it once in a while.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at September 30, 2006 03:08 AM (+rSRq)

2 The point is, though, that bread and such simply isn't GOOD for them. Take a look at the guy who eats two BK Whoppers for lunch, then has a pizza at dinner, then doesn't exercise and has a deskjob... he's not malnourished, either. Same thing: bread is junkfood for ducks.

Actually, it's more like crack cocaine for ducks. We just can't STOP ourselves... it's so tasty... butter-top white... a nice wheat... oh god, RYE...

I'll be in my bunk.

Posted by: Wonderduck at September 30, 2006 06:19 AM (GIL7z)

3 What they've been getting from me is either sourdough or potato bread. And they certainly do snarf it right up.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at September 30, 2006 06:50 AM (+rSRq)

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