Why Ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bedste, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I understand chickens on a farm but what are the benifets to DUCKS? Do you eat their eggs? Do you sell their eggs? Do they lay every day?

    What do they contribute to the average backyard FARM??
     
  2. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    Are you asking for a recipie? I'm fond of al-la orange.
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    My ducks:

    eat loads of slugs, Japanese beetles & grubs, squash beetles, chickweed, dandelion
    provide delicious eggs five times higher in B12 than chicken eggs (gram per gram, per USDA)
    produce fertilizer that doesn't burn plants and accelerates the rate of composting used bedding
    don't need a roost (but need a safe enclosure)
    love rain
     
  4. lovin my birds

    lovin my birds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2 very well said! [​IMG]
     
  5. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont think I could say it better, only I dont think my ducks lay eggs yet if they do I will find out tomarrow just trapped the ladies so if they lay I can find the eggs.
     
  6. anaiyuk

    anaiyuk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are also very cold hardy and have higher amounts of protien! plus very charming personalities [​IMG]
     
  7. anaiyuk

    anaiyuk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, and your baked goods will be fluffier .
     
  8. lovin my birds

    lovin my birds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I totally agree with the baked good comment. I made a cake about 3 or 4 days ago and I used duck eggs. Well needless to say that if I had used chicken eggs the cake would not have been nearly as fluffy as it was. Lol! Oh and the cake is still good, usually it is hard by now. Lol! Ducks are awesome!
     
  9. bwmichaud

    bwmichaud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ducks will come outside in the winter while the chickens like to stay in the coop. The meat tastes better than chickens and their eggs make for better baked goods.
     
  10. anaiyuk

    anaiyuk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh and duck eggs last longer
     

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