Indian runner ducks for my vegetable garden?
I'm getting extremely desperate, with the same thing happening this year as last year; slugs have decimated $60 worth of seedlings in a week, even with my three slug picking adventures every night. They especially love marigold, which only lasted the one evening.
I need to know what is involved with indian runner ducks or something of the like. I have raised garden beds one sleeper high. Would the ducks not get on my beds and make a giant mess, destroying everything with their feet? I'm thinking perhaps the ducks are only suitable once your plants are fully established? I need some solutions now while I grow out my seedlings and seeds.
My vegetable garden area is 350M2 and has a small pond in it. What shelter do they require, what is best for feeding the ducks, what maintenance is involved, do they really need to be wormed, etc?
PDC completed 2010 @ Telopea Mtn Permaculture, Monbulk VIC