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Tell Me about Ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by CoyoteMagic, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    My DH loves the ducks down by the pond near our home. I would like to surprize him buy building a duck enclosure attached to the chicken compound.

    What would you tell a newbie about raising ducks?
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    They are goofy, noisy, messy, and worth every bit of hassle. [​IMG]

    My ducks are a riot. Cheap entertainment every day.

    The breed I recommend for rookies (after trying several breeds myself) is Welsh Harlequins. Great for eggs and meat (if you are so inclined) and plenty nice to look at.

    If I didn't have Welsh Harlequins, I might consider Dutch Hookbills...they lay BLUE eggs! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2010
  3. Duck_feeder

    Duck_feeder Drowning in feathers!

    Oct 22, 2009
  4. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

    Jan 11, 2010
    Do your research- build- and then enjoy chosing and bringing the ducks home.

    If you establish things properly first, having ducks will be such a wonderful experience you will wonder why you never did it sooner.

    Ducks have so much character, being great pets as well as useful if you want them for eggs or meat.
    They can be messy- but general care is not too different from raising chickens. Water availabilty being the biggest difference.

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