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A Guide to Common Duck Diseases
June 28, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Domestic duck breeds are generally extremely hardy and don’t often get sick as long as they are fed a healthy diet, given plenty of room to exercise and access to fresh water daily, but there are some fairly common duck diseases that you should be aware of if you raise backyard ducks.

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How to Raise Ducks in Your Backyard

f you want an economical and steady supply of homegrown eggs that are nutritious and tasty, you’ll need a flock of backyard chickens, right? Well, not necessarily.

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A Quick Guide to Buying Ducks
June 15, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Whether you are expanding your duck flock, adding to your chicken flock or are brand new to backyard duck keeping, buying ducks is fairly straightforward, but there are a …

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Breed Profile: Silver Appleyard Duck
April 27, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Silver Appleyard ducks are a great all-round heavy breed: friendly, great foragers, growing quickly to produce delicious, lean meat and plentiful eggs.

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How Genetics Determine Duck Egg Color
April 11, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

Leghorns lay white eggs and Marans lay dark brown eggs. But duck egg color doesn’t follow these specific rules. Why can some ducks, of the same breed, lay blue eggs while the others lay white?

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How to Raise Ducklings
March 21, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Did you know that duck eggs are not only larger than chicken eggs, they’re also higher in fat, which means that your baked goods will raise higher and taste richer. If you’re thinking of adding a few ducks to your backyard, you’ll want to learn how to raise ducklings.

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Types of Ducks For Eggs, Meat and Pest Control
December 8, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites I’ve been raising various types of ducks alongside our chickens for years and have had ample opportunity to observe not only the interaction between the chickens and ducks, …

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A Guide to Duck Shelters for Winter
November 1, 2021 · · Coops

With their double coat of waterproof feathers over thick, warm fluffy down and a layer of body fat, ducks (regardless of duck breeds) are exceedingly cold-hardy. They love being outdoors year-round in most climates, perfectly happy playing in the rain and even the snow.

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Why don’t ducks’ feet freeze?
October 26, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Here in Florida, I sometimes forget about the icy conditions northern birds (and people) must endure. But when I think about my Niagara Falls upbringing, one of the most remarkable adaptations I can recall is the canvasbacks, mergansers, goldeneyes, and other diving ducks living in and on the ice-cold Niagara River.

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10 True Facts About Ducks
July 10, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Over the last few years, keeping backyard chickens has become all the rage. Whether it’s wanting to know where their food is coming from, a desire to be more self-sufficient or merely wanting to go back to the basics, chicken coops are popping up in suburban backyards of families all across the country.

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