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Old 03-01-2012, 09:14 AM
 
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I have a almost 2 year old little boy who would love feeding the ducks during a wonderful spring-time outdoor picnic! I have not seen a local pond or lake with ducks to do this kind of thing. Do you know of one? Can you give me the location? Thank you!!!
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:12 AM
 
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Most lakes or ponds that have ducks are going to have signs asking you not to feed them...
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:02 PM
 
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Most lakes or ponds that have ducks are going to have signs asking you not to feed them...
That's a bummer.... I'd like to think I could be responsible enough to not let my kid feed them rocks or the plastic wrapper from a little debbie cake.
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:15 PM
 
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Problem deals with feeding them anything. The concept is cute (and even I've been guilty of feeding them in the past) to feed them bread or cracked corn, but it does cause a problem when overdone by all families trying to have a cute and fun time by feeding them. But then the ducks then start to become reliant on people for food.

The best idea I could give would be to go to the Virginia Zoo where it's perfectly fine to feed the roaming animals. Something a ilttle closer would be the SPCA Sanctuary and Petting Zoo which does have ducks waiting to be fed.
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Old 03-06-2012, 11:59 AM
 
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That's a bummer.... I'd like to think I could be responsible enough to not let my kid feed them rocks or the plastic wrapper from a little debbie cake.
Too many people doing the same thing winds up with an overgrown duck population, and endless duck poo everywhere. Honestly...don't feed the ducks. Please.
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Old 03-16-2012, 06:24 AM
 
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I have seen folks feeding them in the pond behind the Williamsburg Inn
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