The hunt for the perfect duck?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by andythescot, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. andythescot

    andythescot Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 29, 2009
    Central Mass
    I've been thinking lately of getting a few ducks next spring. But what are the real pros and cons of keeping ducks?

    I'm looking for a breed that I can keep in the same shed as the chickens, that will eat mosquitos/flies/winged bugs the chickens can't get, that preferably lays a good amount of eggs, and one that still has at least a little bit of a flying ability. The flying ability is important to me because I don't have a pond, and I value the idea of poultry escaping from predators.

    It doesn't matter if all the criteria is covered, but let's say 3/4 points.

    Thank you fair duck keepers!
  2. animalpro24

    animalpro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2011
    Runners are great foragers, take care of bugs pretty well but they don't fly. They are good runners, hence the name. I would suggest you get at least a small kiddie pool, just so they can keep clean. Hope this helps
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2011
  3. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    Muscovies are fliers, good foragers, quiet, and brood their own. We love ours!!

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