Caring for YOUR ducks (infromational thread)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DUCKGIRL89, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I though I would make this thread to help people who are raising their ducks and ducklings. So please check out these threads and comment and talk as you please [​IMG]

    Thanks for looking.
    PS: I will be editing this post as I find more interesting and helpful threads.

    DUCK BREEDS FOR LAYING/ PETS/ MEAT/ BROODIENESS/ AND DUAL PURPOSE/AND FORAGERS!!!
    (if anyone wants a certain breed at a certain place please pm me thanks!)
    Good egg laying ducks

    Welsh harlequins
    Khaki campbells
    Indian runners
    Anconas
    Pekins
    Magpies
    cayugas
    And mallards


    Good pet ducks

    Pekins
    Welsh harlequins
    Rouens
    Calls
    Mallards
    Buff orpingtons
    Cayugas
    Anconas
    And muscovies

    Good meat

    Pekins
    Rouens
    Muscovys
    Cayugas

    Good broody ducks

    Muscovies
    Welsh harlequins
    Calls
    (sometimes) Pekins
    Anconas

    Good dual purpose ducks

    Black and blue swedish
    buff orpingtons
    Pekins
    Anconas
    Magpies
    Cayugas

    Good forager ducks

    Anconas
    Calls
    Runners
    Welsh harlequins
    Pekins
    Rouens
    Buff orpingtons
    Cayugas

    (if anyone sees any interesting threads/topics that they want on here please pm me thanks!)
    FEEDING YOUR DUCKLINGS (threads are below)
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=574303
    there is alot of good info on that topic of people and what they feed their ducklings so you can get a good idea what you should feed yours.

    SHELTERING YOUR DUCKS IN WINTER (threads below)
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=7329364
    Really good info here, please take a look thanks [​IMG]

    FENCING FOR YOUR DUCK (threads below)
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=222820
    Check it out, im sure you'll find out something helpful [​IMG]

    WATER AND POOLS (threads below)
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=7428683
    Love this thread!

    If anyone wants me to add more threads just PM me a link of it and where you want it.
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2011
  2. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
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    I would take Muscovies off the list of good laying breeds. They are only seasonal layers and too broody to lay heavily during the breeding season.
     
  3. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I heard they are wonderful layers, but I have never had them so I guess they will go off. (please PM me?)
     
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    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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  5. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh darn. Why didnt I see that before I did this!? Thanks fromoz!
     
  6. grawg

    grawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't see any information on the sticky comparing different duck breeds. I know metzer farms has an excellent chart for that, but they only include breeds they sell. A chart with even more detailed information comparing foraging, laying, brooding, etc.. would have been very helpful for me when I was first looking into purchasing ducks.

    Somehow I missed all the information on runner ducks being nervous and only found out after I got them. I just figured a duck is a duck.

    So good luck with gathering that information. You might look at some other sites to get an idea of how they compare chicken breeds and apply that to duck breeds. Even if the information is all anecdotal from these forums at least prospective duck owners would get a clue that there are different characteristics to look for and compare.
     
  7. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Call ducks are missing for the good pets area. That's all they're good for lol
     
  8. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Going on now...... Lol.
     
  9. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Southeast MO
    Umm Pekins aren't really good broody ducks at least thats what I have read about them
     
  10. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard from atleased ten people that pekins are really good broodies?
     

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