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Heritage Duck Breeds

Heritage Duck Breeds

Heritage duck breeds date back to the early years of America when pioneering families and farmers required poultry birds that were exceptionally cold, hardy, quality meat producers, and reliable egg layers. Our pioneering ancestors and early American settlers could not go to grocery stores. They had to rely on what they could grow and raise […]

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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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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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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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Duck Eggs Ultimate Guide: How Long They Last, Nutrition, and More

Duck Eggs

You have ducks and they lay eggs, but are duck eggs good to eat? Are you considering getting ducks to eat the eggs? Or maybe you want to grow your duck flock? If so, this article is for you!  Duck eggs are often touted as being healthier than chicken eggs, and many people also believe […]

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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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Buying A Duck: Top 10 Reasons You Should

holding a duck

Buying a duck is a big commitment, even if you only buy a handful of these adorable little creatures. Taking on the responsibility of caring for another life should never be entered into lightly. Before opening your wallet, you must KNOW that you have the time, space, and money to care for the ducks year-round […]

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