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post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by hossfeathers 

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post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by FLChickens 

Call ducks are kept as pets and for breeding, and are not known for people eatting their eggs.


Nope, but I do know of one person who uses their eggs from their Calls in baked goods...like many other breeds of ducks, they are quite good for that. But now they are incubating them so they will be using eggs from the other breeds of ducks they have, I think, except for in the off-season...like now. I have heard they are especially good for chocolate chip cookies. smile

Fine Welsh Cob sporthorses since 1992 with multiple championships; provisional judge for Welsh, member Arabian Horse Assn. Breeding and showing Call ducks. NPIP #1197, ABA Life Member #613, IWBA; National Call Breeders of America Life Member and Master Exhibitor. Illinois Pullorum tester. My Self-Black Call duck flock is available. PM for details!
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Fine Welsh Cob sporthorses since 1992 with multiple championships; provisional judge for Welsh, member Arabian Horse Assn. Breeding and showing Call ducks. NPIP #1197, ABA Life Member #613, IWBA; National Call Breeders of America Life Member and Master Exhibitor. Illinois Pullorum tester. My Self-Black Call duck flock is available. PM for details!
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post #13 of 16

I have heard they are especially good for chocolate chip cookies


Wait...is something BAD for CC cookies?  This is news to me! wink

While I would not be surprised that most people keep Calls for pets, the breeding culls do have to go somewhere (stewpot!) and eggs are, as you say, *eggs*.  Goodness in many ways.

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"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares."

- George Washington
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post #14 of 16
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So there aren't any natural ways to worm ducks or chickens?

Has: 2 rabbits, 1 dog, 6 chickens, 4 leopard geckos, several fish, 1 guinea pig, 1 cat... and I LOVE them all!

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Has: 2 rabbits, 1 dog, 6 chickens, 4 leopard geckos, several fish, 1 guinea pig, 1 cat... and I LOVE them all!

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post #15 of 16

So there aren't any natural ways to worm ducks or chickens?


Well, it's natural for the birds to have some degree of internal parasites. It's UNnatural for them to be free of worms completely. So, technically, no, no such thing as "natural" dewormers.

People used tobacco for ages to get rid of intestinal worms - it even works to some degree.  But tobacco is toxic to the birds as well as worms.  Also, in the USA, it's not legal to use or feed cancer-causing substances on meat (or egg, or milk) animals.  (Plus, not smart, even if you weren't selling the meat or eggs commercially.)  Most other traditional dewormers also have some sort of negative side effect.

DE has been tried for ages - in trials, it doesn't work.  Some people still use it.  It doesn't seem to hurt the animals.

As for plants with effects on worms, if you check out this link: http://www.scsrpc.org/ they have pages addressing specific plants which have been found effective for specific worms in goats & sheep.  I don't know if these plants would have the same effect on ducks, etc, but it is a place to start.

As always with animal health - good hygeine is the place to start.

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- George Washington
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post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by hossfeathers 

I have heard they are especially good for chocolate chip cookies


Wait...is something BAD for CC cookies?  This is news to me! wink

While I would not be surprised that most people keep Calls for pets, the breeding culls do have to go somewhere (stewpot!) and eggs are, as you say, *eggs*.  Goodness in many ways.


I guess I have beem lucky so far that I have not had to sell any for eating. I have always found someone wanting them for pets if they are not SQ, and I try to be picky who I sell them to because I really don't want them to wind up being eaten or used for things I don't want to see them go for.

Fine Welsh Cob sporthorses since 1992 with multiple championships; provisional judge for Welsh, member Arabian Horse Assn. Breeding and showing Call ducks. NPIP #1197, ABA Life Member #613, IWBA; National Call Breeders of America Life Member and Master Exhibitor. Illinois Pullorum tester. My Self-Black Call duck flock is available. PM for details!
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Fine Welsh Cob sporthorses since 1992 with multiple championships; provisional judge for Welsh, member Arabian Horse Assn. Breeding and showing Call ducks. NPIP #1197, ABA Life Member #613, IWBA; National Call Breeders of America Life Member and Master Exhibitor. Illinois Pullorum tester. My Self-Black Call duck flock is available. PM for details!
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