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Any duck farmers around here?

Any duck farmers around here?




Does anyone raise ducks or know someone how does here in the OBX? Interested in the eggs, and maybe learning more about keeping ducks.

Thanks!


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Had pet Male Ducks when I lived in Pa, so I can't help you with the egg part.

Very easy pets to take care of if you have a pond or lake they can swim in, otherwise they get real messy. Mine swam in a pond all day and returned to their coop every evening, to which I would secure them so predators could not get to them.

In Pa in the winter it routinely got below freezing and into the teens at night, but they had no problems with the cold at all.

They knew their boundaries and would walk around my property during the day and like I said if they 'disappeared' they always came home when the sun started to set.

There is a forum called 'Backyard Chickens' that will answer any questions you have.




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Oddly enough, we were at the vet clinic in Manteo last wednesday and a woman had a large white duck in a cat carrier there as a patient. Saw her place him in the back of her SUV with his head sticking out of his carrier. Cutest thing!!! So....there are duck pets somewhere around here!


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I haven’t been able to approach a duck since I saw this. I’ve even considered taking up duck hunting again...




RE: Any duck farmers around here?




Does anyone raise ducks or know someone how does here in the OBX? Interested in the eggs, and maybe learning more about keeping ducks.

Thanks!

jennied0212


I have Khaki Cambells. They lay twice as many eggs as other breeds of ducks. They are also easy to handle. Some ducks are just terrified of humans. Most ducks that lay colored eggs will be more difficult to handle.


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...also ducks love grass. if you have a good sized yard they will keep it trimmed down for you as well as fertilized. You can build a duck tractor that is basically a small cage on wheels that you can move around the yard with an open bottom so they can feed on sections each day. It's a good way to supplement their diets . They also really like corn and especially potatoes.


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DIY Chicken/Duck tractor. This little girl is pretty handy with some wire and PVC.

Click to follow link...


RE: Any duck farmers around here?




DIY Chicken/Duck tractor. This little girl is pretty handy with some wire and PVC.

Click to follow link...

Beach Farmer


That's a perfect chicken pen! We had chickens a few years ago. I loved them. Our brittany did fine around them, but at the time we also had a Jack Russell terrier and he loved to chase them. Had to stop that! They were great pets...of course named them all...and had a ton of eggs for us. Kept down mosquitoes and flies in our horse barn and our children loved them.


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