How should I start?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Happy Camper, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. Happy Camper

    Happy Camper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 15+ chickens in their coop. 7 rabbits in a separated area/housing. A goat in a large pen.

    I want to have ducks! I can't let them free range (I have dogs that free range, hahaha)... I need to decide:

    1. What duck breed. I want them for meat, not so much for eggs. I need them to be as quiet as possible and not fly if that's possible.
    2. Should I get eggs and incubate or get ducks and let them multiply?
    3. Can I keep them w/ my goat ?(she will drink form a nipple waterer and her water won't get dirty). I also clean her pen daily so hosing the pen daily is not an issue for me.
    4. I live in a warm/hot tropical climate. Any breeds I should NOT have?

    Please your ideas and comments will help a lot! Thanks.
     

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