1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

How to be a duck conservationist

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by annarogetta, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. annarogetta

    annarogetta Out Of The Brooder

    58
    1
    43
    Apr 29, 2014
    Holden Massachusetts
    Hi, I am curious on how and ways to conserve certain breeds of ducks.
    I am currently looking to help conserve swedish ducks and possibly magpies in the near future. I don't want to be excessive and own couple hundreds of ducks, but enough where I can help contribute to growing a breed.

    It's obvious that you need the land, water, food and shelter resources for them, but do you need to market yourself to other breeders, and other business and people to help the breed, and if so, how can you go about it.

    Or if anyone is a duck conservationist, it would be really helpful to share how you do it and what you do.
    I would just naturally look on the internet about it, which I did, but there wasn't any good information on how to personally conserve domestic duck breeds.

    I also want this to be a helpful forum for other people who are looking to do this or something similar to this, so more questions are helpful too
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2014
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

    22,956
    1,918
    471
    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    Have you contacted David Holderread?

    Look him up.
     
    1 person likes this.
  3. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

    4,771
    433
    276
    May 11, 2013
    I can get you in touch with my breeder, Dan Jerome. Call ducks nearly went extinct after they were outlawed for hunting purposes, but a few breeders kept the lines alive, and now they're quite popular! I bet he'd know a thing or two about breeding rare birds. :) Someday I hope to continue the tradition!
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2014
  4. annarogetta

    annarogetta Out Of The Brooder

    58
    1
    43
    Apr 29, 2014
    Holden Massachusetts
    This is really helpful thank you!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by