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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by GoldenFlight, Sep 26, 2015.
Please post pictures of your Ducks,Geese,ect. Here is my flock I got this year.
Here is when they were baby's.
This was a few days ago, I added one more duck yesterday, and will take a new picture!
Here are mine:
6 Blue Swedish (2 males), 2 Golden 300 Hybrid layer, 2 White layer
I love the ducks. They are a bunch of fun to watch. Right now they live in a 24x44 run but will have access to 2 acres when I'm done fencing.
Also just added some Jumbo Pekins:
These are being grown for meat birds.
u mean those cute little things you gonna.... *faints*
Well, yes. I try to source as much of my meat as possible from local humane sources. Tonight, we had grass fed beef from just down the road. And I really enjoy domestic duck meat. So we are gonna give raising some for the freezer a try. The layer ducks we are keeping for egg production, and the Swedish because we like to raise heritage breeds. I also keep Black Australorp chickens, which we got straight run. We kept our favorite rooster and the other extra's got roasted.
Of course, they are kinda cute lol. And my wife and kid want to keep the runt for our flock.
Yeah, I understand people who do raise them for food just I can't, I'm a major softy when it comes to that stuff so my ducks are pets and I hate selling the eggs because they could be potential babies so you could say I get attached even before they hatch XD
That's the whole flock - all Anconas, hanging out by their pond.
They like digging for bugs under the logs.
Misha is the best at posing for the camera.
Ours are for eggs and are more like pets. (4 females, 1 male in case we decide to try raising more.) We were going to do some for meat... if we do in future, we won't name them or snuggle them when they're little. It's too hard to think about for me, and my husband is a much worse softy than me.
My cayugas are now 21 weeks old.
I have pretty much determined that I have one male and one female.
I have had no eggs.
I spoil and love them relentlessly.
I ask for eggs.
I must not be giving them something they need.
I have done everything I have read but if they do not give me eggs I still love them.
I am building them a winter home this weekend - it has been very warm her in Utah.
They have shelter but they have enjoyed sleeping together in the cool grass or under the shade of the coop, sometimes in the water. They love to steal strawberries through the fence.