Howdy, from Fayetteville, Texas. I am the Quack Master.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Many Thunders, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Many Thunders

    Many Thunders New Egg

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    Howdy, from Fayetteville, Texas.

    Honestly, I'm no Quack Master, as I just started raising fowl this year for the first time starting Feb 28th.

    It has been quite fun. I ordered a strait run of Fawn Runner Ducks. I was told they will outlay a good egg laying chicken, so I based my purchase as follows...

    My goal was to end up with 6 to eight egg laying ducks after one year. Minimum order was 15 to an order. They sent 16...[​IMG] I figured half might be male, leaving me 8 hens. Through predation, disease or otherwise I might lose 20% before I figure out how to stop it from happening again, thus 6 hens. EVERYBODY ELSE MAKES IT TO THE BBQ GRILL. [​IMG]

    So far it is working out as planned. The ducks are a pure joy and funny as heck to watch. We have a pond but I am thinking about keep it a secret from them for now, until they are "street smart" enough. I ate two drakes, then separated the remaining 3 (there was only 5 afterall) to a remote pen. The remote pen became a buffet table for the local owls and they ate two the first night while under a big vapor light. GRRRRRR.

    I have moved them back together and only lost one additional bird ( a hen) to the owl. Now I need to implement a deterant system for owls and hawks.

    By the way!!! I have seen a lot of blah blah about "ewww, duck eggs are nasty". I say BULL!! You are what you eat, and depending on what your birds are eating is what the eggs will taste like. Everyone I have heard who does not like the flavor of their duck eggs, has their ducks on a pond. Mine are not, and mine are as good if not better than store bought chicken eggs.

    Cheers,
    Many Thunders
     
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