Meat Ducks

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by krcote, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My parents live on a small pond. I was wondering if keeping a flock of meat ducks in starting in spring could be done with just a small shelter. I know the predator issue, but beyond that would they be OK to be free ranged after they were feathered out until process time? I would keep them in a brooder-type situation at my house and then ship them off to their house/pond.
     
  2. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ducks are pretty good about staying close to the water and if they here or sense a predator they are quick to jump in to avoid problems.

    Watch out for the snapping turtles though when they are young.
     
  3. abluechipstock

    abluechipstock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    male muscovies make great meat birds
     
  4. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much guys. I do believe I will give it a go! Now, any suggestions for a first timer?
     
  5. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    Quote:Muscovies, check the other meat duck thread we posted some pics.

    Steve in NC
     
  6. blueskylen

    blueskylen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i seem to remember somebody here that built a floating duck house to keep the predators away.
     
  7. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Muscovies all the way! Plus, they are flyers/roosting ducks so they are good at escaping predators.
     

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