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Raising Ducks For Beginners

ducklings in a brooder

Ducks are one of the least expensive and easiest to keep poultry birds as either a backyard egg layer or farm pet. Unlike roosters, drakes (mature male ducks) neither become aggressive or loud – a definite plus if you are keeping ducks in a non-rural setting.  Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to […]

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Can Duck Breeds Mix?

Can Duck Breeds Mix?

If you’re wondering if duck breeds can comingle, the answer is generally a yes, but with a few exceptions, which we will get into below.  Whether you’re thinking about breeding your favorite ducks together to make the perfect flock of new ducklings or you’re toying with the idea of creating your very own new breed […]

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How to Keep Your Ducks Healthy: 21 Duck Care Tips to Remember

How to keep your ducks healthy

Are you a newbie in duck keeping? Waterfowls are hardy animals that rarely get sick, but if you want them to thrive and be productive, you need to know how to keep your ducks healthy and happy. So, today, we gathered 21 tips to help your waterfowl stay in good shape and have a better […]

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Buying A Duck: Top 10 Reasons You Should

holding a duck

Buying a duck is a big commitment, even if you only buy a handful of these adorable little creatures. Taking on the responsibility of caring for another life should never be entered into lightly. Before opening your wallet, you must KNOW that you have the time, space, and money to care for the ducks year-round […]

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8 Diseases You Can Get From Ducks

disease you can get from ducks

While ducks are beautiful creatures that can make for great pets, there are a few health hazards associated with them that potential owners should be aware of. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the diseases that humans can contract from ducks as well as how to prevent them. What Are the Most Common Duck […]

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15 Ways to Deal with Aggressive Ducks

how to deal with aggressive ducks

If you have ducks on your farm, you may have noticed that some of them can be quite aggressive. While it’s normal for ducks to get into the occasional squabble, overly aggressive behavior can be a problem. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to deal with aggressive ducks on your farm. Are […]

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11 Best Duck Breeds for Eggs

11 Best Duck Breeds for Eggs

So you’ve stumbled into the wonderful world of raising ducks for egg production, but you aren’t sure which breeds would be most suitable for you.  I’m about to show you the eleven best duck breeds that will lay many eggs, of all sizes, in various colors.  Whether you’re chasing a lot of eggs or want […]

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Do Ducks Need a Mate?—Everything You Need to Know

Do ducks need a mate

If you’re a newbie duck owner trying to figure out their mating and egg-laying process, you must be asking the same question, “do ducks need a mate”? Waterfowls are social birds, but do they really need partners of the opposite sex? In this article, we’ll discuss the following questions: Do ducks need a mate, and […]

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Duck Housing And Duck Coops

Duck Housing And Duck Coops

Duck housing, coops, and runs often resemble chicken coops or rabbit hutches without stilt-style legs. While ducks can often live harmoniously with chickens in the same coop and run (in my personal experience), some keeps prefer to create a duck house – coop and run designed specifically to house only the water-loving poultry birds. A […]

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6 Ways to Deal With Extra Drakes

Ways to Deal With Extra Drakes

Do you have extra drakes in your flock? Having too many male ducks can result in various fights and problems, but if you’re looking for ways to deal with extra drakes, you have come to the right place. In this article, we’ll discuss the following: Six ways to handle excess drake ducks Five tips on […]

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