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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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Top 7 Duck Predators: How to Know Which and Prevention

Duck Predators

Ducks are far more vulnerable to duck predators than their barnyard poultry peers, chickens. There is an excellent reason the phrase “sitting duck” was coined. These meat and egg birds have no natural means of self-defense against common duck predators. Their beaks are rounded, their toenails are not sharp enough to cause harm, and nearly […]

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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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Best Meat Duck Breeds

Best Meat Duck Breeds

Keeping the best meat duck has been on the rise in the United States for several years. While factory farms have long supplied gourmet chefs with the best 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 beef on […]

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Caring For Ducklings In The Winter

ducklings in 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 depend on your care to survive their first few days to weeks of life.  While ducks are incredibly more winter cold hardy than chickens, they can only comfortably tolerate 45-degree temperatures […]

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Pros And Cons Of Raising Ducks

You should carefully consider the pros and cons of duck raising before investing in the purchase and husbandry set up for these adorable meat and egg birds. Even if you plan on raising ducks as “farm pets.” Failing to look at both the plus and minus scale associated with raising ducks could easily result in […]

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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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Ducks Need Water

Ducks Need Water

Ducks do not just love water. They need it. Ducks need water and must not be left without clean water to bathe, swim in, and drink. Ducks in such a scenario will suffer ill health effects and become emotionally distressed and exhibit anxious and even destructive behavior.  It does not matter if you are keeping […]

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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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