Caring For Ducklings In The Winter

Caring For Ducklings In The Winter

Duckling winter care involves diligent, but not complicated or overly time consuming husbandry techniques. The cute little fuzzy ducklings that you hatched or bought will be totally dependent upon your care in order to survive their first few days to weeks of life. 

While ducks are incredibly more winter cold hardy than chickens, who can only comfortably tolerate 45 degree temperatures before illness or frostbite could occur. Ducks can waddle about down to temperatures of… [Read More]

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

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

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]

Best Meat Duck Breeds

Best Meat Duck Breeds

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]

Do Ducks Need Water? What You Should Know

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 Duck Breed: Everything You Need To Know

Buff Orpington Duck Breed- Everything You Need To Know

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]