Why do you keep your ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by LaurelC, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. Egg Production

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  2. Meat

    4 vote(s)
    11.4%
  3. Pets

    29 vote(s)
    82.9%
  4. Other (Please explain)

    6 vote(s)
    17.1%
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  1. LaurelC

    LaurelC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We will be keeping ducks for all of the reasons listed, but if it weren't for egg production, we probably wouldn't bother.
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Garden help. They eat pests and weeds, make the best fertilizer I have ever used, are good company and absolutely beautiful additions to the garden.
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    you can't find a better natural bug repellent for the garden, there isn't a slug ,snail, worm, snake, mouse, other creepy crawlies out there that can hide from the duck patrol. And they make me laugh, much better than therapy. I didn't mention eggs[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2014
  4. Finny

    Finny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got mine because they make excellent pets if raised properly and they are just so CUTE! I love love love mine:) And I absolutely love how they imprint on you!
     
  5. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eggs!
     
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I keep my birds for pets but the dogs seem to enjoy the occasional scrambled egg.
     
  7. ducksinarow

    ducksinarow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Slugs
     
  8. wordgirl

    wordgirl One of the Shire-folk

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    I keep them because I love them, because of their eggs, and because I'd like to breed them eventually. [​IMG]
     
  9. canard

    canard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pets. We originally wanted eggs & considered chickens. Ducks seemed cuter, smarter & to have more personality. We thought we might eat them at first but after they imprinted on me & I became duck mama, to whom they turned to for protection, I couldn't bear to eat them. I was just thinking that it is a good thing they are so cute and have so much personality because I guess it makes it way more bearable to deal with their super poopy mess. Their cute nature is endearing.
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2014
  10. toowoombapekins

    toowoombapekins Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 cute pekin ducks purely as pets. Adopted my first 2 ducklings a week before Christmas.
    They aren't old enough yet to lay eggs, but I'm not interested in eggs anyway. Probably just give them away or feed them back to the ducks

    I love ducks, they are so fun to watch, they make me laugh. They are mega-cute as ducklings and don't grow up to be ugly
    They also seem to have a lot of personality.

    Only downside of ducks is they are a waddling poop machine... I still can't believe just how much poop comes out of 2 small ducks in such a short period of time!
     

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