As I was reading about winter prep for the ducks a couple months back, I came across an article that talked about the importance of offering your ducks greenery, even in the winter, as an important aspect of their diets.
I hadn't thought more about it until we got our first snow of the season. While doing barn chores and checking on everyone, I spotted the ducks eating from the only green spot in the yard as if they hadn't eaten in days. This promptly reminded me to begin adding alfalfa to their layer ration.
I am a 2nd grade teacher by day and a full time farm wife by evening (and weekends and the summer!).