Magpie Duck Breed: Everything You Need To Know

Magpie ducks are not necessarily as popular or well known as the Pekin, Khaki Campbell, or even the Indian Runner breeds, but they do have an extremely devoted keeper and breeder community. 

The hens of this breed are proficient layers of quality eggs. Both hens and drakes (mature male ducks) are excellent meat birds – if keepers can stand to butcher these incredibly adorable and sociable ducks.

Magpie Duck History

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Indian Runner Duck Breed: Everything You Need To Know

Indian Runner Duck Breed- Everything You Need To Know

Indian Runner ducks boast one of the most distinctive body styles in the entire duck world. Members of this breed actually look a lot more like penguins or feathered bowling pins at first glance than either domesticated or wild ducks. But, unlike penguins they do not waddle and can actually run rather quickly.

When Indian Runner ducks were first imported to the United States they were often referred to as “Penguin Ducks.” Ducks of this… [Read More]

Ancona Duck Breed: Everything You Need To Know

Ancona Duck Breed - Everything You Need To Know

Ancona ducks are a calm and multi-purpose duck breed that are quite popular with backyard keepers and large homesteaders alike – when they can be found. In fact, it is their love of this breed by keepers that has helped save them from extinction during the past decade.

The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy designated Ancona ducks as critically endangered in 2015. In 2000, there were only 125 known breeding Ancona ducks in the United… [Read More]

Complete Guide to Raising Quail as Pets

Complete Guide to Raising Quail as Pets

If you’re wondering if quail make good pets, the truth is, people have kept birds as pets for thousands of years, and quail are no exception. Quail are charming little game birds that can provide hours of entertainment with their comical antics and social chirps. And if raised from a chick, a pet quail can provide companionship to their human caretakers! So if you’ve been considering keeping quail as pets, this guide is for you!

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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 the 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 duck house can be a simple structure that resembles a dog house. In… [Read More]