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5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Before Buying Ducks

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Ducks have a lot to offer homesteads, both large and small. They produce copious amounts of extra-large rich and creamy eggs, and deliciously flavorful meat and make entertaining “farm pets,” as well. Avoid mistakes when purchasing ducks cause frustration and wasted money for you and a potential deadly tragedy for the poultry birds. Mistakes to […]

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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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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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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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Magpie Duck Breed: Everything You Need To Know

Magpie Ducks

Magpie ducks are not necessarily as popular or well known as the Pekin, Khaki Campbell, or even the Indian Runner breeds. Still, 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 – […]

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Welsh Harlequin Everything You Need To Know About This Duck

Welsh Harlequin ducks are known for both their quality egg production and their avid desire to procreate. So much so in fact, that you only need one drake (male duck) to service an entire flock of hens. – female ducks. This popular duck breed is a relatively young one. Welsh Harlequin ducks were created after […]

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Buff Orpington Duck: Everything You Need To Know

Buff Orpington Duck Breed

The Buff Orpington duck is 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 generous nature and graceful beauty. For short, a Buff Orpington duck, sometimes called a Buff duck, is also a quality meat bird. While the Pekin […]

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Indian Runner Duck Breed: Everything You Need To Know

indian river duck

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 […]

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How To Sex A Duck

How To Sex A Duck

You have finally researched why you should have ducks but now need help sexing them. Sexing ducks or even young ducklings is possible using a variety of simple to complex techniques. Depending upon the method you choose and your skillset, sexing of ducks can occur when they are merely days old. Once you discover what physical […]

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