Help me out I've got a natural slew that is about 3 or 4 acres in size on 400 acres in Garwood, Tx. The slough is in a belt of hardwoods that runs maybe 2 miles wide on either side of the Colorado River. On either side of the woods is rice fields. The slough is shallow (maybe up to your waist) and sometimes dries up in the Summer. It is bordered with dense brush (Yopons and oaks). It floods out during big rain storms so it doesn't get too stagnant. It does contain vegitation but the pond appears to be used as a resting place not a forage area by the birds. Since we are so close to the prairie, we get predominatly teal, Widgeon, Mallards, Gadwall and Pintail. When the pressure on the prairie gets tough, the birds hit da slough. The slough usually floods in the fall and the Duckin is fantastic. This place has never been planted and unfortunatly the owners don't give a rats *** bout habitat. I'm gonna plant this bugger. In your opinion, what is the best bird food to plant in this particular situation? Sorry I don't have pics. Let me know if I can give you more info.