What You Should Know About Raising Chickens And Ducks Together

chickens and ducks

It’s only a matter of time before a chicken lover decides it’s time to add a duck, or five, to the flock. With their adorable good looks and humorous farm antics, ducks are tough to resist. It quickly becomes a homesteading staple raising chickens and ducks together. It has been said that ducks are the […]

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Rouen Duck Breed: Everything You Need To Know

Rouen Duck Breed

The Rouen duck breed is a domesticated duck. They are typically raised for meat, exhibition, and as a pet. They are considered a heavyweight breed of duck. These ducks aren’t the best layers around. But they do offer a charismatic appeal to any backyard flock. If you’re new to raising ducks – or perhaps want […]

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What Is The Best Drake to Hen Ratio When Raising Ducks?

Drake to Hen ratio

“Drake to hen ratio” is a common term in the duck raising and breeding world. What does this mean, and why should you care? Perhaps more importantly, have you ever wondered what the drake to hen ratio is for your favorite duck breed? Wondering which type of ducks are better suited for laying eggs than […]

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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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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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Duck Eggs [Everything There Is To Know]

Duck Eggs

Are you a fan of eggs? If so, this article is for you! We’ll tell you everything you need to know about duck eggs, the alternatives to chicken eggs that are growing more popular by the minute.  These eggs are often touted as being healthier than chicken eggs, and many people also believe that they […]

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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, 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 When […]

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So Your Thinking of Starting a Duck Farm Business

Duck Farm Business

You might be thinking about starting a duck farm business. Your new venture can be quite profitable, as long as the proper planning and animal husbandry tactics are used from the beginning stages of the process. Just like chickens, you can raise ducks for either meat or eggs – both. As a duck farmers you […]

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Raising Ducklings

raising ducklings

Raising ducklings is the most fun and cutest parts of the entire duck husbandry process. These cute little fuzzy bundles of energy and noise are exciting to watch grow and thrive for the kiddos and adults, alike. Baby ducklings being raised naturally by a momma or incubated by their future keepers, the husbandry tactics are […]

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