Domesticated Duck Breeds

Domesticated Duck Breeds

Domesticated duck breeds were all initially created from either wild Mallard ducks or wild Muscovy ducks. Through generations of breeding, we have created particular characteristics. This myriad of domestic duck breeds has been generated around the world.  We created some domesticated duck breeds specifically for meat production. Others were bred for quantity and quality egg-laying. […]

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What You Should Know About Raising Chickens And Ducks Together

chickens and ducks

It’s only a matter of time before a chicken lover decides it’s time to add a duck, or five, to the flock. With their adorable good looks and humorous farm antics, ducks are tough to resist. It quickly becomes a homesteading staple raising chickens and ducks together. It has been said that ducks are the […]

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How To Incubate Duck Eggs

incubate duck eggs

To incubate duck eggs in an incubator is more complicated than hatching chicken eggs the same way. Most incubators are designed to be used for both types of eggs. But, although it is fairly commonplace on homesteads, attempting to hatch both chicken and duck eggs simultaneously is often problematic.  While some duck breeds both lay […]

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Muscovy Duck: Eggs, Facts, Care Guide and More…

Muscovy Duck- Eggs, Facts, Care Guide and More...

The Muscovy duck is an unmistakable sight with its bright red caruncles. This unusual-looking duck has been kept for hundreds of years and is a staple for many indigenous peoples of South America, adding eggs and meat to their diet. Although originally a tropical bird, it has adapted well to various climates and can thrive […]

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Rouen Duck Breed: Everything You Need To Know

Rouen Duck Breed

The Rouen duck breed is a domesticated duck. They are typically raised for meat, exhibition, and as a pet. They are considered a heavyweight breed of duck. These ducks aren’t the best layers around. But they do offer a charismatic appeal to any backyard flock. If you’re new to raising ducks – or perhaps want […]

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What Is The Best Drake to Hen Ratio When Raising Ducks?

Drake to Hen ratio

“Drake to hen ratio” is a common term in the duck raising and breeding world. What does this mean, and why should you care? Perhaps more importantly, have you ever wondered what the drake to hen ratio is for your favorite duck breed? Wondering which type of ducks are better suited for laying eggs than […]

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Abacot Ranger Duck Breed: Everything You Need To Know

Abacot Duck Breed

The Abacot Ranger duck is a breed of domestic ducks that originated in the United Kingdom. They are known for being very tame and docile. They were originally bred as pets but have since been used to produce eggs. One of the more rare breeds of ducks, Abacot Rangers, has a gorgeous appearance and a […]

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Show Ducks

Show Ducks Swedish Duck

Raising show ducks has become a popular hobby for many people all over the world. However, there are some things you should know before you jump in headfirst. First and foremost, raising ducks is not like raising chickens or geese. Ducks have unique crane requirements, and those care requirements are amplified when you are raising […]

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Ducks In The Summer Heat

ducks in summer heat

It’s the middle of summer, and it is boiling outside. Nobody wants to complain – after all, the bitter chill of winter is likely still fresh on your mind! – but there are some considerations you need to make when raising livestock, including ducks in the summer heat.  Ducks are enjoyable animals to raise, especially […]

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Duck Eggs [Everything There Is To Know]

Duck Eggs

Are you a fan of eggs? If so, this article is for you! We’ll tell you everything you need to know about duck eggs, the alternatives to chicken eggs that are growing more popular by the minute.  These eggs are often touted as being healthier than chicken eggs, and many people also believe that they […]

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