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Can Ducks Eat Chocolate? 

The Ultimate Duck Feeding Guide

  Whether you’re raising ducks or greet them often in your nearby park with a pond, you’ve probably wondered which treats you can share with them and which you cannot. Perhaps there was a time that you had some extra chocolate in your hand and were tempted to give it to your ducks. The question […]

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The Wood Duck Breed: Everything You Want to Know

wood duck

Ever come across a stunningly beautiful duck that looks like those carved ones in a wood shop? Fat chance is that what you saw was actually a Wood Duck. The Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) is a strikingly colorful and distinctive species of waterfowl that holds a unique place in the avian world. Known for its […]

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Tufted Duck: Unveiling the Quack-Tastic Facts About This Diving Breed

Tufted duck

Have you spotted any Tufted duck while strolling around lakes, wetlands, or reservoirs? This comical diving duck with an iconic tuft on its head is eye-magnetizing, not just because of its hairdo but also due to its hypnotizing bright yellow eyes. Despite being smaller than Mallard ducks and being less common and underrated in North […]

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Aspergillosis in Ducks: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Aspergillosis in Ducks

Have you noticed your ducks coughing, wheezing, or just appearing a bit more lethargic of late? If so, you may be dealing with an outbreak of Aspergillosis. Though not a communicable disease among poultry, it spreads quickly, since it’s caused by fungal spores in the air that can rapidly lead to debilitating disease. The bad […]

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Can Ducks Eat Chicken Feed?

Can Ducks Eat Chicken Feed

Ducks, wild and domestic, have specific dietary needs that must be met to ensure their health and well-being. Understanding and fulfilling these dietary requirements is essential for responsible duck ownership. In short, ducks can eat chicken feed, but it requires additional supplementation to be safe and fully meet your flock’s needs. We’ll get into the […]

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Mandarin Duck Breed Profile

mandarin duck breed

The Mandarin duck, also called Mandarijneend, Mandarinente, or Canard Mandarin, is considered one of the most ornamental (and absolutely stunning!) duck breeds in the world. These medium-sized wild ducks are closely related to the wood duck and are one of two species in the Aix genus. They are scientifically known as Aix galericulata. In this […]

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How to Prepare for Ducklings

How to Prepare for Ducklings

Whether you’re a first-time bird parent or a seasoned pro, getting ready for the arrival of ducklings can seem daunting. Will your homestead be safe and comfortable for them? Do you have all the necessary supplies? Will you be able to meet their specific needs? Don’t worry! Preparing for ducklings can be a fun and […]

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Eider Duck Breed — Everything You Need To Know

eider duck

Quirky and incredibly charming, the Eider Duck is a breed that is hard not to love. These sea ducks are found commonly in the Northern Hemisphere and are beloved for their soft down feathers and their ability to dive! If you’re a fan of all things duck, you’ll love learning about this fascinating and unique […]

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How to Build a Beautiful and Functional Duck Pond: A Step-by-Step Guide

duck pond

A duck pond is not just a picturesque addition to your property. It can also create a habitat that benefits the environment, your ducks, your backyard, and your whole neighborhood. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll take you through the process of building a stunning and functional duck pond step by step. By the end of […]

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Duck Eggs vs. Chicken Eggs: An Eggs-traordinary Comparison

Duck eggs vs Chicken eggs

Are you in a dilemma in choosing between duck eggs vs. chicken eggs for your diet? These superfoods are both nutritious and healthy, but they do have differences in size, taste, cost, and nutrition. So if you’re trying to weigh in which egg to pick on your next shopping list, don’t worry, we got you! […]

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