There will be a brief talk on ducks before a local livestock owners meeting in a few weeks. And I get to present it While I have a few of my own ideas, I want to open up the opportunity to my caring, wise, and humorous BYC DF friends. Don't worry, you will get credit for sharing How ducks are different from chickens (including the feed and niacin issue) Ducks and water Ducks as pets Susceptibility to predators Duck jobs: egg production, pest management, fertilizer (since I don't raise ducks for meat, I won't talk about that) If I spend 3 minutes on each topic, that's fifteen and I'm done. But then there are other noteworthy items. I also wondered about mentioning Ducks in winter Bumblefoot Bedding Mistakes to learn from Brief list of breeds as examples (Calls, BEI cute and diminutive, Pekins larger eggs & often quieter dispositions, Runners, different looking, energetic, good layers, Muscovies large, tick controllers, flyers . . . . kind of list) Medicine chest (and things to avoid, like topical anesthetic - the 'caines) Rescues versus hatching or day-olds If I pull myself together well enough, I can have a printed list of resources that will include Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks The Ultimate Pet Duck Guidebook BYC DF (natch) What have I missed? Fifteen minutes. And if you hadn't guessed from some of my longer posts, condensing information is something I struggle with. As I wrote above, these are people who already have chickens, horses, goats, and sheep. Two of them have or have had ducks.