The Duck Thread

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ZakoHero, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. farmeristas

    farmeristas Out Of The Brooder

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    duck breeding is not so popular here and people doing this are trying to keep everyone away with these prices!!
    really sad fact thats why i thing incubator is a must here!!!
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Probably so and not every domestic brred of duck will go broody and hatch anyway, sounds like you may be onto something with hatching and then if you decide to sell just remember how everyone else is price gouging and you sell yours at a reasonable price, you'll have alot more coming your way.And be promoting the fine art of keeping water fowl as a hobby. Keep us updated on when you start what breed you decide on{Cayuga?} and what ever else you want to share. Questions accepted too. [​IMG]
     
  3. farmeristas

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    Well as i mentioned in another post am working on a project where i will be focused on selling animal products and not really animals or meat
    , to be honest i dont expect to make a profit from ducks other than eggs but i want to have a few different breeds like mallards, runners, pekins, and whatever i can have i just cant take enough of duckies :D but yeah they will mostly be pets supply me with eggs and their beauty!! :D
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    I have a very hard time selling any of my animals so I don't let mine have babies very often if I can't care for them here, mine are for eggs and beauty also. They just have a way of making a rough day seem so much better, they make us laugh too. I wish you the best as you get started.
     
  5. farmeristas

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    thank you lydia am wishing to start with 20 and go up to 100 at some point :D
    i'll keep you updated as soon as i start cause anyway you guys are my main info source :D
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Wow that's alot of ducks. lol duck eggs must be pretty popular over there. Look forward to hearing all about it. and you may find others in Greece if you go to" Where am I where are you" thread and look up Greece, I know we've had others from Greece come to the duck thread in the past.
     
  7. farmeristas

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    when i see this prices i really want to sell my farm here and move to a state of us
     
  8. Mashallaharabia

    Mashallaharabia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Muscovy flock consists of chocolates, chocolate pieds, silver fawns, a black (iridescent green in the sunlight), and a blue hen, marked exactly like a blue goose...she is gorgeous.. Currently I have 17 ducks, including a juvenile chocolate drake that will be sold or eaten. I want to find another pair of blues, and will pay up to $ 10 each. (around here, mid Michigan, juveniles sell for $ 5.00 each and adults for about $ 8.00, but I really want to find a pair of blues). My ducks have given me over 600 eggs from April 1st to the end of September, when they quit laying, and that's with three of them taking 35 days off to hatch eggs. I sell the eggs for $ 5.00 a dozen, and the young drakes at $12.00 each dressed for the table..... won't get rich raising ducks, but having the Muscovies is so amusing, and they keep the insect and mouse population down. The big chocolate senior drake, shown in the photo, has more intelligence and personality than I would ever have expected from a bird.
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2014
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    He sure is handsome.
     
  10. farmeristas

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    asuming that you have sixth sense cause i was thinking it was baking yeast ...!!!!!!
    Sometimes i feel blessed am reading this foorum before start my farm!!!!!
     

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