Duck Farming

Duck Farming - Starting Out On Your Experience

 

duck farmingDuck farming can be a rewarding experience for you. For some, it has even become more than just a means of livelihood. It has also become an enjoyable activity for many. Of course, you will need to know how to properly raise your ducks so that you will be able to get the most out of it.

First thing you need to do is to get yourself the proper equipment. The basic equipment will be those that you need for watering and feeding your ducks. Chicken feeders will do just fine. A specialty water stand is recommended so that water can drip down without getting the coop wet. This is especially important if you have ducklings since they tend to splash around a lot.

Speaking of coops, it is important that you provide proper litter. Duck farming requires that you provide a place for your ducks where they can be sheltered from the elements and where you can give them adequate heating. Litters, which would be composed of wood shavings or straw, need to be replaced at least daily so that cleanliness is maintained and the spread of poultry disease avoided.

Speaking of diseases, those who go into duck farming need not worry that much since ducks are known to be hardy birds. They do not get affected too easily by bird diseases unlike turkeys and chickens, for instance. Proper care, however, is still a must.

In line with this, duck farming will also require that you know how to properly feed your ducks. Since duck farming has already attracted a lot of people, it shouldn't be that hard to find the appropriate food for your ducks. Standard chicken feed is actually acceptable. You can also lead them out to pasture. For those who will be using feed, a hanging tube feeder can help minimize food wastage.

Of course, the most crucial part of duck farming is choosing what breed you will keep. For this, you will need to be clear as to why you are raising ducks. Certain ducks are more suited for particular purposes such as providing meat or giving eggs. Others are more ornamental in nature while there are self-sufficient breeds that can help free-range your breeding. Doing a little research will help familiarize you with the different breeds that you may want to consider for yourself.
 


 

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