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How Do I Compost Duck Waste? 

Compost Duck Waste in the garden

Composting is an eco-friendly and sustainable way to manage organic waste while enriching your garden soil. People often think of kitchen scraps, yard trimmings, and other common organic materials when it comes to composting. However, you might be surprised to learn that you can also compost duck waste effectively. Your sweet, waddling backyard pets can […]

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Do Ducks Recognize Their Owners?

Do Ducks Recognize Their Owners

If you’ve ever wondered whether your ducks recognize you as their owner, you’re not alone. It’s a common question among duck keepers, and it has a complex answer. Ducks are interesting creatures, and though they may not show it in the same way as a dog or cat, there is evidence to suggest that they […]

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Raising Ducks For Beginners

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Ducks are one of the least expensive and easiest to keep poultry birds as either a backyard egg layer or farm pet. Unlike roosters, drakes (mature male ducks) neither become aggressive or loud – a definite plus if you are keeping ducks in a non-rural setting.  Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to […]

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5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Before Buying 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. Mistakes to […]

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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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Crested Ducks

Crested duck

Crested ducks are a domestic breed with fairly unknown origins, even though their existence dates back more than 2,000 years. These regal looking poultry birds were traditionally kept for meat and eggs but are now largely kept as pets. History of the Crested Ducks Members of this breed are often believed to have found their […]

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Best Duck Waterer

Best Duck waterer

Looking for the best duck waterer? You’ve come to the right place. With more people turning to backyard poultry keeping, you might assume that everybody is relying on chickens for their eggs, meat, and yes – their entertainment! However, chickens aren’t the only kind of poultry you can raise if you want a rollicking good […]

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Biggest Duck Breeds

Biggest duck breeds

The biggest duck breed is raised at meat ducks both residentially on homesteads and farms as well as commercially. These heavy duck breeds may be heritage ducks that are organically prone to grow large over a long period of time, or intentionally bred to maximize growth and bulk over a short period of time. While […]

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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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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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