Duck Breeds for Eggs and Meat

Curious about keeping ducks? Read this guide to the duck breeds available, from those primarily for laying or meat to dual-purpose breeds.

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Anatipestifer Infection: What You Need to Know
February 3, 2023 · · Ducks, Poultry 101

Reduce the chances of your flock contracting the deadly bacterial duck disease anatipestifer with simple biosecurity measures.

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Whole Roasted Duck Recipe
September 5, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

If the idea of preparing a roasted duck recipe makes you nervous, you’re not alone. The first time I roasted a duck was in a class on Shaker cooking and I was one anxious cook.

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Geese vs. Ducks (and Other Poultry)
August 23, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Question some people and they may have a more difficult time distinguishing the difference between geese vs. ducks. But all of these birds actually contrast in more ways than in just their aesthetic traits.

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Can Chickens and Ducks Live Together?
October 27, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Can chickens and ducks live together? Here are a few cautions and considerations if you’re considering keeping a mixed flock.

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The Chickens That Help Raise Money for Charities
August 27, 2021 · · Chickens 101

“We’ve kept chickens for years and had Rhode Island reds, leghorns and all sorts, at various times,” she says. “This time it was all about the eggs, so we went for the best layers. They lay all through the winter and summer alike!”

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Toxins in the Environment: What Kills Chickens?
November 8, 2020 · · Feed & Health

Curate your free range flock’s environment and eliminate what kills chickens, ducks, and other backyard poultry and learn how to flush poisoned birds.

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Four Rare and Threatened Duck Breeds
May 17, 2020 · · Poultry 101

In the 1920s, mechanization of farms led to the poultry industry narrowing their interest to a few specialized hybrids which could produce a lot of meat and eggs with the biggest ROI. This regrettably led to the demise of various rare duck breeds and other niche historical livestock.

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Download Our Free Poultry Guides
October 2, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Need some support with your flock? Take a look in one of our helpful poultry guides!

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Poultry Guide Collection
September 3, 2019 · · Members Only

Need some support with your flock? Take a look in one of our helpful poultry guides!

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