Bantam Ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by StevenW., Dec 19, 2010.

  1. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Would bantam ducks be easier to care for than regular sized ducks? Thanks
     
  2. jrsqlc

    jrsqlc Obsessed with Peafowl

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    i would have to say no. but it really depends on your situation. I allow most of my ducks to free range, the little guys always get caught by predators never lost a big one. Alot of calls fly, well!!
    They are some of the coolest poultry!!!
     
  3. DuckyMom

    DuckyMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im going to have to say no also. They sure are cute but alot of bantams fly. that means either clipping wings or having a top to their pen. (if you do that anyway then i dont think there is anydiffrence. [​IMG]
     
  4. spud1035

    spud1035 Out Of The Brooder

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    I haven't had ducks for a long time but my bantams have been easier cause they destroy less when left to free range. My bantams have been not taken by hawks where my bantam chickens have been. Other than hawks I don't have much in the way of predators.
     
  5. briarpatchfarms

    briarpatchfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like they said it depends on our situation, if you are going to keep them up then yes. they are small, dont eat much, and dont drink much, so there is less choring to do with Bantam ducks!
     
  6. duckluck

    duckluck Dulcimyrh Ducks

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    And pound for pound, bantam ducks make a lot less mess!

    Me personally, I'd always choose the little guys!
     
  7. J3172

    J3172 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had just about all the kinds of domestic ducks, now I only raise calls.
     

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