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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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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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Ducks In The Summer Heat

ducks in summer heat

It’s the middle of summer, and it is boiling outside. Nobody wants to complain – after all, the bitter chill of winter is likely still fresh on your mind! – but there are some considerations you need to make when raising livestock, including ducks in the summer heat.  Ducks are enjoyable animals to raise, especially […]

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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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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 […]

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The Ultimate Duck Feeding Guide

The Ultimate Duck Feeding Guide

Feeding ducks the right feed at the right time in proper amounts is crucial to their overall health and egg production capacity. While commercial feed may be at the base of the diet of most backyard duck flocks, many homesteaders also diligently try to introduce as much of a natural diet as possible into the […]

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Caring For Ducks During Winter

ducks in water

Caring for ducks in the winter involves a small but vital amount of preparation to keep the flock members healthy. Fortunately for avid duck keepers, these birds are typically a lot more cold weather hardy than chickens and far less susceptible to both respiratory problems and frostbite. The thick layer of body fat combined with […]

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