Little Peckers has some wonderful duck and swan food from Brambles, Charnwood and Mr Johnsons. This is because we think it is important that ducks and swans get given a good well-balanced, healthy and nutritious food supplement when they are being fed, rather than always being given bread.
The fact is that, if you feed swans and ducks too much bread, they are not getting the vitamins which they should be taken on for a healthy and active life, and can therefore become unwell if this becomes central to their diet. Furthermore, too much bread thrown into rivers, streams, ponds and lakes can be essentially polluting the water and attracting vermin such as rats to the area.
However, feeding swans and ducks is a wonderful experience, and it can be very helpful if you choose higher quality foods such as Mr Johnsons Swan, Duck and Goose Food, which comes in specially crafted bite size nuggets made of wheat, maize, fish meal and essential vitamins.
Also, for maintenance and breeding purposes, you have the option of Charnwood’s Marine Duck Pellets. These contain high levels of fish and shrimp, and can be scattered on the water as required.
Brambles Floating Swan and Duck Food similarly should be scattered onto the water to be used as a complementary food source for ducks, swans, geese, moorhens or coots. The food provides a healthy balance of everything the birds will need in terms of vitamins, minerals, and general nutrients.