We feed around 2 dozen domestic ducks and geese: 6 white Embden geese, one Peking duck, one Magpie duck, one female Muscovie, one Swedish mix and two Peking/mallard mixes.
We do not feed the wild ducks - the brown female mallards, the green headed male mallards or the Canada geese. They need to keep their wildness by foraging for natural foods. They need to teach their young how to survive and if we feed them they will lose their ability to find food naturally. Also, if we start feeding the wild ducks and geese they will bring more and more relatives to the pond, which would make it unhealthy for both the animals living there and the people visiting.
We use a plastic trough so nothing is left on the ground to attract rats and other rodents.
To lean how you can volunteer to be a responsible duck/goose feeder you can email Animal Control or call them at 781-235-8460.