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Pekin Duck Breed: Everything You Need To Know

Pekin Duck Breed- Everything You Need To Know

The Pekin duck is among the most popular breeds kept in the United States, both in backyards and on homesteads across the country. Pekin ducks are a multi-purpose breed, meaning they have traditionally been raised for egg and meat production. The docile and sometimes affectionate nature of Pekin ducks has also earned them intense popularity […]

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Domesticated Duck Breeds

Domesticated Duck Breeds

Domesticated duck breeds were all initially created from either wild Mallard ducks or wild Muscovy ducks. Through generations of breeding, we have created particular characteristics. This myriad of domestic duck breeds has been generated around the world.  We created some domesticated duck breeds specifically for meat production. Others were bred for quantity and quality egg-laying. […]

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Abacot Ranger Duck Breed: Everything You Need To Know

Abacot Duck Breed

The Abacot Ranger duck is a breed of domestic ducks that originated in the United Kingdom. They are known for being very tame and docile. They were originally bred as pets but have since been used to produce eggs. One of the more rare breeds of ducks, Abacot Rangers, has a gorgeous appearance and a […]

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Show Ducks

Show Ducks Swedish Duck

Raising show ducks has become a popular hobby for many people all over the world. However, there are some things you should know before you jump in headfirst. First and foremost, raising ducks is not like raising chickens or geese. Ducks have unique crane requirements, and those care requirements are amplified when you are raising […]

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East Indie Duck Breed

East Indie Duck Breed

East Indie ducks are one of the most beautiful breeds on the planet. Do not let their name fool you. We don’t believe this unique duck breed was originated in the East Indies but rather in the United States. The East Indie duck and the Cayuga duck are quite similar and often mistaken for one […]

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5 Common Mistakes When Purchasing Ducks

mistakes when purchasing ducks

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. Common Mistakes […]

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Call Duck Breed (Everything you Need to Know)

call duck breed

The Call Duck breed has a fascinating history that includes a foundation in hunting, showing, and eventually human companionship. A Bantam breed, the Call Duck, is a compact little duck that has captured the hearts of breeders and fanciers the world over.  Read on to learn more about Call Duck’s background and everything you need […]

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Ancona Duck Breed: Everything You Need To Know

Ancona Duck

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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