Should I get call ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by BeccaOH, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. BeccaOH

    BeccaOH Morning Gem Farm

    Oct 3, 2008
    east central Ohio
    I have an opportunity to get 4 magpie and 4 white call ducks with a 4x8 pen for a pretty good price. Owner was a breeder who worked on show quality, but she is selling out to focus on horses instead of poultry.

    But I heard the eggs are hard to hatch and the duck hens only give 25-75 eggs per year.

    Feed bill probably wouldn't be too much, but are they worth adding one more pen of poultry to my quickly growing farm? They would need to make me some money. [​IMG]

    Thanks
     
  2. feathersgalore

    feathersgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My calls pay for themselves. Although they don't lay many eggs a season, I usually make enough off the ducklings to pay the food bill for the year.
     
  3. Squirtchy2009

    Squirtchy2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YES get calls, mine our my world and they make wonderful pets, yet they are seasonal layers !
     

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