Ducks

Do ducks eat ticks? Yes, they do!

I think we can all agree ticks are pretty much the worst creatures on the planet. In today’s environmentally-conscious world, increasing numbers of people are looking for green solutions to common issues like pest control. As backyard poultry keeping grows more popular, many people find themselves asking the question: do ducks eat ticks? The answer is a resounding YES!

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Why your ducks are turning white

There’s little question color plays a large role in selecting a breed of poultry to own. Ducks are no exception, and come in a wide array of beautiful colors. So, some people are taken by surprise when their duck grows new feathers for the year, horrified to find their lovely dark-feathered duck now has white spots. What happened?

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How to properly care for baby Muscovy ducklings

Muscovy ducklings are great fun to raise and invaluable around the barnyard. Make sure your baby Muscovies grow up right by following a few simple tips.

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Why providing a roost is so important for Muscovy ducks

One of the most distinguishing characteristics of Muscovy ducks is the fact they roost, like chickens. Even clipped Muscovies will find a way to perch on the highest surface they can reach. Your Muscovies will greatly appreciate being provided with roosts to fulfill one of their strongest natural instincts.

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Holderread Waterfowl Farm 2015 Duck Order

Holderread Waterfowl Farm has a long-standing and well-deserved reputation as breeders of high quality ducks and geese. The farm is owned by Dave Holderread, a celebrity in the duck world due to his major contributions to duck breeding and exhibition. I was very excited to order 20 Runner ducklings and 10 Welsh Harlequin ducklings from the famous farm this May.

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Breed Profile: Muscovy Ducks

Muscovy ducks are a unique duck you should definitely consider adding to your homestead. They are entirely different from other domestic duck breeds, since Muscovies did not originate from Mallard ducks. Muscovies are also quite distinctive from other breeds.

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Breed Profile: Fawn & White Runner Ducks

Fawn and White Runner ducks are one of the most commonly sold hatchery varieties of ducks. While they lack the upright body type of exhibition-style Runners, Fawn and White Runners are distinctive in appearance, with slightly concave, expressive heads, brilliant coloring, and wine bottle-shaped bodies.

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Wing clipping: should you clip your duck’s wings?

There are few things prettier than a duck with natural wings flying around a barnyard. But is it the best decision to allow your ducks …

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How to successfully keep different species of poultry together

Many poultry enthusiasts like to joke that chickens are a gateway animal–meaning it’s usually pretty tough for people with a couple chickens to not also …

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