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It’s a good feeling to be a duck owner. Ducks live longer and develop at a quicker rate then chicken. Their homes are less expensive to construct, need less management and can withstand almost almost any temperatures. They may be highly tolerant to a lot of diseases and consume different sorts of food in contrast to chickens.
You may raise them as household pets, for eggs and even for meat production. A lot of bird farmers keep them for food because they can eat the eggs and meat as well as sell the produce to make revenue. Ducks lay their eggs in the morning hours so you can just accumulate the eggs once a day.
When beginning raising ducks you 1st must be well prepared and make sure your abode is suitable. 1st prepare space where you are going to keep the ducks. When you have the location then you must build a shelter (house) for your ducks to rest and call home. You should also try to construct an artificial pond that can be next to the house.
After you have done this its time to get your birds but before you do that you have be certain on the number of ducks you want. Don’t get a lot of ducks that can get crowded in the space you have for them. Also choose the right type of breed you want to keep. There’s a number of breeds to choose from which are Rouen, Mandarin, Muscovy not forgetting Perkin ducks.
Once you have made the decision on the number of birds and breed you want, the next step is preparing food for them. Ducks like eating worms, fish, aquatic plants, bugs, toads and even mollusks. You may even feed them crumbs and grass. This sort of food should only be directed at fully grown ducks. Ducklings consume a different kind of feed, they eat starter breadcrumbs and mash when they are a few days old. When they grow older you may then give them pieces of bread and crackers.
To be a productive duck keeper needs dedication and the desire to raise these birds. The nice thing on keeping ducks is that anyone will go through successfully, just do your research good and get the right information.