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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, for 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 […]

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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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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, 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. Common Mistakes […]

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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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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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Raising Ducks For Beginners

ducklings in a brooder

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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