What were your reasons for getting ducks/geese/chickens or turkeys?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Happy Quack, Jun 14, 2016.

  1. Happy Quack

    Happy Quack Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2016
    Gunnison Colorado
    Just wondering how many get their fowl for what ever reason? Just for fun.
  2. MandBducks

    MandBducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2016
    I'm a vegetarian for ethical reasons (personal beliefs) and didn't want to support the commercial egg industry any longer.
  3. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2016
    Rhode Island
    My Coop
    Eggs, Meat and to keep water from becoming mosquito breeding grounds. The ducks are good at finding any puddles in the wooded area out behind the house after the brook recedes.
  4. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 1, 2015
    I just wanted eggs......

    Now I have them for pets and stress relief, and whatever eggs they happen to give me.
  5. My first pet was a Chicken when I was 5 years old. Her name was Penny.
    I like chickens for the Eggs and entertainment.

    My Ducks are great fun. Used for eggs and their fun loving personalities.
    Puppies in feathered suits!
  6. cayugaducklady

    cayugaducklady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2015
    New England USA
    A couple of reasons.

    I wanted eggs and ducks seemed to be better suited to our winters than chickens.

    I wanted livestock of some sort because we just bought a farm.

    I wanted something for mosquito/bug control.

    I needed something to make lots of poop/organic matter for our soil.

    I'm trying to eat more locally grown/raised food of all kinds so we can actually keep small farmers farming.
  7. NJWMaine

    NJWMaine Out Of The Brooder

    May 18, 2016
    I have a pond on my property and got Anconas since they're medium weight and good for eggs and meat. Plus they're a lot cuter than chickens in my opinion.

    I'd love a Chinese goose eventually but my boyfriend is afraid it will try and hurt him all of the time.
  8. Quackalackin

    Quackalackin Out Of The Brooder

    May 3, 2016
    We moved out on 10 acres a year and a half ago and started a "hobby farm" of sorts. We have donkeys, goats, and a horse that we love and feed. I finally wanted an animal that would "give back." Originally I was looking at chickens, but I came across a chicken vs duck article and decided ducks sounded like more fun! I'd really like a pair of geese too but my mom is afraid of birds in general (it took some convincing just to get ducks) and especially geese and turkey, so I'd need the friendliest breed only. Any suggestions from goose owners?
  9. Coyox

    Coyox Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2016
    Belleville, MI
    I got ducks because I really wanted to clean up poop!!!!

    (wait a minute....)


    I got them for the eggs and meat. But I've come to love them as a wonderful source of comedy too. They are just the funniest---- My chickens are funny, too...don't get me wrong. But ducks have this very charming "stupidity" to them. I don't mean that in a mean way at all.... they are just very sweet and foolish.

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