Guidance for Feeding the ducks and their friends


We all love feeding the ducks & the other wildfowl at Vinters.

To help ensure they get a more balanced diet here are a few tips on what is the best food you can feed them when you stop by the lake:

Food safe for ducks

  • Birdseed (any type or mix)
  • Chopped lettuce or other greens or salad mixes
  • Chopped vegetable trimmings or peels
  • Grapes (cut in half)
  • Frozen peas or corn (defrosted, no need to cook)
  • Rice (cooked or uncooked)
  • Cracked corn, wheat, barley, oats, or similar grains
  • Duck pellets
  • Earthworms or Mealworms

Food not so great for ducks

  • Bread / Crackers / biscuits / Crisps / Popcorn / Chips

(With thanks to the Canal & River Trust for this information)