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Really Stupid Question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Tdub4chiks, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. Tdub4chiks

    Tdub4chiks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why do people raise ducks. They don't lay eggs everyday like a chicken - do they? Is it just because they are beautiful? Do they raise them for meat?

    Just a dumb question, but I'm curious...lol

    PS. What about Turkey's. Just for meat?
     
  2. treldib

    treldib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes they do...some breeds lay more prolifically then any breed of chicken, not to mention their HUGE eggs.

    Plus they are insanely fun to be around and earn their keep by being entertaining
     
  3. javajanie

    javajanie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Honestly, mine are just because I like them. They are funny and quite affectionate when you have them from an early age. My husband is allergic to cats and dogs, so ducks are perfect for us.
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    My Cayuga duck pair is adorable. They're funny and friendly and yes, she lays an egg almost every day. BIG one. The Cayuga is also a "meat" bird, but I have no intention of eating either one of them. They're just a hoot to have as pets! (The eggs are a nice bonus... and ducks, like chickens, eat bugs and slugs and snails.)
     
  5. Never had ducks but:
    They do lay as many eggs as chickens... Some of them.
    They're nice
    Cute
    Lovable
    etc...
     
  6. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2010
    South East Kansas
  7. SycolinWoodsChickens

    SycolinWoodsChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have ducks for eggs, meat and pets. The duck eggs are used for baking and the chicken eggs will be used for everything else. Plus they are easier on the garden than our chickens and they love to fertilize your lawn (they poop all the time!).
     
  8. KBChicks

    KBChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our ducks are hysterical....I opened the back door the other day and the pair of them (Mallards: Larry & Sherry) , were standing inches away from the door looking like they were ready to knock....Sherry gave out a loud "Quack" and the two of them just turned and walked away....not really funny when you type it out....but it made me roar with laughter...[​IMG]...they're GREAT!
     
  9. User66184

    User66184 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 23, 2010
    East Coast, Virgina
    The only stupid question is a question not asked! [​IMG]
     

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