The hunt for the perfect duck?

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

  1. andythescot

    andythescot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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

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