Thursday, March 3, 2016

Raising Ducks- An Overview


After much deliberation I have decide to raise ducks instead of chickens.

If you can't decide on which to raise, perhaps the following will help.

A great resource on ducks is: Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks 

The following are some excerpts for the book

  • Ducks are very adaptable and less prone to disease than chickens and other poultry
  • Ducks are very cold, wet and heat resistant
  • Ducks are very easy to raise
  • Ducks grow very fast- much faster than chickens
  • Many breeds of ducks outperform in regards to egg production
  • Efficiency life of duck hens 2-3 years as compared to a chicken 1-2 years
  • Ducks make a highly effective pest patrol in the garden
  • All domesticated ducks in North America are decedents of either a Mallard or Muscovie

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