How To Keep Ducks
To Keep Ducks Successfully - What Beginners Need to Know When
Plenty of people
raise ducks for
profit. They find ducks better than chickens for a lot of reasons. For
instance, ducks tend to live longer than chickens. So, they can make profits
even during the second year of laying. They also need a longer interval for
Duck housing is also less elaborate and less costly than poultry houses. In
addition, they do not easily acquire common avian diseases. However, raising
ducks for beginners can be stressful and exhausting. Young ones can be quite
difficult to handle.
They are very delicate, and they cannot be fed just anything. But as they grow
older, they become more independent. If you want to raise ducks yet you have no
experience yet, you can follow these tips on
1. Set up the duck houses in a peaceful, cool place that is near to a pond or
stream. You can use cogon and bamboo materials for the housing. Then, you must
provide every duck with three square feet of floor space. You can cover the
floor with hulls to keep it clean and dry.
2. Create an artificial pond or use a children's pool for the ducks. This will
keep them cool. Then again, this step is not compulsory. You can still raise
ducks without this.
3. Acquire one drake for every five ducks to start breeding. This is actually a
very important step on raising for beginners. You can start choosing breeders
when they are around two months old. Also, you must remember that the eggs
intended for hatching must come from those which are at least seven months old
to ensure better hatchability. Younger ones are less fertile.
4. Another tip on raising ducks for beginners is that drakes must be a month
older or the same age as those when breeding. These drakes must be raised in a
separate house, though; and they can only be placed with others when it is time
5. Feed them with the appropriate feeds. Newly born ducklings must only be fed
with starter mash. Six-week old ducklings may be given grower mash until they
are four-month old. Older ducks beyond four months can be fed with laying
ration. Nonetheless, you must only get feeds from reputable dealers.
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