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Ancona Duck Breed: Everything You Need To Know

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Ancona duck is a calm and multi-purpose duck breed that is popular with backyard keepers and large homesteaders alike. When they can be found. Their love of this breed by keepers has helped save them from extinction during the past decade. The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy designated Ancona ducks as critically endangered in 2015. In […]

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Interpreting Duck Behavior

Interpreting Duck Behavior

Ducks are quite entertaining little creatures. They each have their own definite personalities and flock demeanor. Being able to interpret duck behavior will allow you to better understand why they do what they do. It will also enhance your husbandry skills to offer better care – and perhaps even get more delicious eggs in the […]

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The Ultimate Duck Feeding Guide

The Ultimate Duck Feeding Guide

Feeding ducks the right feed at the right time in proper amounts is crucial to their overall health and egg production capacity. While commercial feed may be at the base of the diet of most backyard duck flocks, many homesteaders also diligently try to introduce as much of a natural diet as possible into the […]

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Caring For Ducks During Winter

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Caring for ducks in the winter involves a small but vital amount of preparation to keep the flock members healthy. Fortunately for avid duck keepers, these birds are typically a lot more cold weather hardy than chickens and far less susceptible to both respiratory problems and frostbite. The thick layer of body fat combined with […]

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