Pros and cons of duck raising should be carefully considered before investing in the purchase and husbandry set up for these adorable meat and egg birds – even if you just plan on keeping ducks as “farm pets.” Failing to look at both the plus and minus scale associated with raising ducks could easily result in not only a sizable money loss for you, but also cause a tragic end for… [Read More]
Ducks are most commonly kept as egg and meat birds on homesteads or even in large backyards, but they can also be raised as entertaining and affable pets, as well. These adorable poultry birds can make great pets, as long as keepers do not expect them to behave like a pet store bird or a cuddly kitten.
Ducklings are often chosen as pets for children around Easter. Parents sometimes have a… [Read More]
Keeping ducks for meat has been on the rise in the United States for several years. While factory farms have long supplied gourmet chefs with duck meat, more folks are starting to raise these fabulous birds not only for the large and creamy eggs they produce, but for their tender meat on small farms and homesteads, as well.
While any duck can be kept and harvested for its meat, certain breeds… [Read More]
Ducks do not just love water, they need it. A duck must not be left without clean water to bathe in, swim in, and drink. Ducks in such a scenario will suffer not only ill health effects but also become emotionally distressed and exhibit anxious and even destructive behavior.
It does not matter if you are keeping ducks only for eggs, also for meat, or merely as cute farm pets, they all must have water…. [Read More]
Buff Orpington ducks are a friendly and docile multi-purpose breed of poultry bird. These attractive ducks are often kept solely as farm pets or “pond ornaments” due to their affable nature and graceful beauty.
A Buff Orpington duck (sometimes called just Buff, for short) is also a quality meat bird. While the Pekin duck breed reigns supreme in the United States from a duck meat perspective, this breed has also traditionally been kept globally for… [Read More]