Of course can't let them out without feathers. Yeah I heard haha. I'll be leaving them in my basement and checking up on them, feeding, watering.
I know about using a brooder light. I don't know the terminology but I'm prepared to learn all winter.
Are they relatively quiet? I'm just about to fill in my order for 20. I'm going to take the risk.
I know if things don't pan out, I can easily find a home for them.
Also They won't be locked up all the time and my property is fenced so they will have room to move and forage.
I don't know about the noise level. That is the deciding factor for me.
I would like some input from people that raise them as well. I want to know the drake:duck ratio too.
Alot of good info here. They seem like great layers, big...
Well I'm thinking of getting 20 silver appleyard ducks. Hopefully next spring I can cull it down to about 12. And make some freezer buddies. I'm buying them unsexed. From what I read they don't seem to be a loud breed of duck. Calm is most common description I've read.
The pilgrim geese seem...
I have about 2 acres. But I want to keep waterfowl in about .55 acres fenced in to protect from predators. Should I keep ducks and geese or just ducks?
What do you think is an adequate space for keeping both and how many to keep?
Should I just stick with ducks?
Thanks for reading this.
2 drakes and 10 hens is good for the ducks, but I would do 1 gander and 4 hens for the geese.
Good you found a place that sexes for you, because you have to really be lucky when picking them yourself. I learned this from experience. I always seem to get more males than females, then I...