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7 Best Books On Raising Ducks

Reading the best books on raising ducks can help make your husbandry efforts far more successful and foster the keeping of far healthier and happier ducks. Whether you are keeping ducks for their meat, and eggs, to rid your garden of bugs, or merely as pets, learning how to take care of them properly is […]

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Raising Ducklings

raising ducklings

Raising ducklings is the most fun and cutest parts of the entire duck husbandry process. These cute little fuzzy bundles of energy and noise are exciting to watch grow and thrive for the kiddos and adults, alike. Baby ducklings being raised naturally by a momma or incubated by their future keepers, the husbandry tactics are […]

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Crested Ducks

Crested duck

Crested ducks are a domestic breed with fairly unknown origins, even though their existence dates back more than 2,000 years. These regal looking poultry birds were traditionally kept for meat and eggs but are now largely kept as pets. History of the Crested Ducks Members of this breed are often believed to have found their […]

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Best Duck Waterer

Best Duck waterer

Looking for the best duck waterer? You’ve come to the right place. With more people turning to backyard poultry keeping, you might assume that everybody is relying on chickens for their eggs, meat, and yes – their entertainment! However, chickens aren’t the only kind of poultry you can raise if you want a rollicking good […]

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Biggest Duck Breed

Biggest duck breeds

The biggest duck breed is raised at meat ducks both residentially on homesteads and farms as well as commercially. These heavy duck breeds may be heritage ducks that are organically prone to grow large over a long period of time, or intentionally bred to maximize growth and bulk over a short period of time. While […]

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Heritage Duck Breeds

Heritage Duck Breeds

Heritage duck breeds date back to the early years of America when pioneering families and farmers required poultry birds that were exceptionally cold, hardy, quality meat producers, and reliable egg layers. Our pioneering ancestors and early American settlers could not go to grocery stores. They had to rely on what they could grow and raise […]

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Top 7 Duck Predators: How to Know Which and Prevention

Duck Predators

Ducks are far more vulnerable to duck predators than their barnyard poultry peers, chickens. There is an excellent reason the phrase “sitting duck” was coined. These meat and egg birds have no natural means of self-defense against common duck predators. Their beaks are rounded, their toenails are not sharp enough to cause harm, and nearly […]

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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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Can You Keep Ducks As Pets? Everything You Need To Know

can you have ducks as pets

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 pleasant pets, as well. These adorable poultry birds can make excellent pets, as long as keepers do not expect them to behave like a pet store bird or a […]

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Best Meat Duck Breeds

Best Meat Duck Breeds

Keeping the best meat duck has been on the rise in the United States for several years. While factory farms have long supplied gourmet chefs with the best 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 beef on […]

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