Raising Ducks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by RitzHomestead, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. RitzHomestead

    RitzHomestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see the baby ducks for sale at our local TSC and have seen pictures of people that have a few ducks in their flocks, but I have always been curious what they raise them for? I know they lay eggs but is it the same concept of chickens? Do their eggs taste good? Or are they raising them for meat for later? I have always been curious, though I finally found a place I could ask!
     
  2. Janay

    Janay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Khaki Campbell ducks and I have raised them for eggs. People also raise ducks for meat. The duck eggs taste very similar, but you may notice a difference. The eggs are generally bigger than chicken eggs. The white of the eggs are also more solid, i.e., not as watery as chicken egg whites. My brother is allergic to chicken eggs, but we found out that he can eat duck eggs. So that is a plus for our family.
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    I would recommend posting further questions in the "Duck" section :) Anyways, they are similar to chickens. Their eggs are better for baking, but chicken eggs are better for frying. You can raise them for meat also.
     
  4. RitzHomestead

    RitzHomestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Didn't realize there was a duck section lol
     
  5. RitzHomestead

    RitzHomestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Yeah, it's kinda hard to find sometimes :)
     

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