Choose my new ducks!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by gooseler, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. gooseler

    gooseler Just Hatched

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    Hi!
    I've hatched out 5 ducks a few years ago, but had to give them to a smallholding when we were forced to move. Now we're in a secure house, we have a big garden again and want to get some little quakers again. I don't want to take my old ducks back because their new owner would be heartbroken, so I'm going to hatch out some. My only question is: what breed do I choose? My old ducks were a mix of welsh harlequin and Indian runner, so I think I want something different. What do you think?
     
  2. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on what you want them for and what you have available to you for fertile eggs.
     
  3. NathanZee

    NathanZee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here are some of my favorite breeds:

    Mallards, friendly, small ducks who LOVE flying, but they always come back.
    Khaki Campbells, great layers and friendly
    Buff Orpingtons, a little bigger but great layers and very calm.
    I also have a gorgeous Rouen, but she isn't laying very much yet. I'm sure she will soon.
     
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Way to hard to pick for you.......I love all Ducks.......Research breeds that appeal to you and then get them......All Ducks are great.....Very social and Happy Birds......I have a mixed flock of different breeds and they are all fantastic.........



    Just pick.....You will love them!!!


    Cheers!
     
  5. old dixie

    old dixie Out Of The Brooder

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    Look at the Metzer Farm website. They have a comparison chart that will help you choose.
     
  6. The Duck Ladie

    The Duck Ladie Duck Addict

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    I love Magpies the best!
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