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Making a Duck Pond

Making a Duck PondThis is a page about making a duck pond. Raising backyard fowl is becoming quite popular. If you choose to have ducks they will need a some type of pond.


Mallard Duck Tending Nest of Eggs

Mallard Duck Laid EggsThis page is about Mallard duck laid eggs. Wild ducks often will lay their eggs in your yard, on a deck, or other places in close proximity to human activity.


Clipping a Duck's Wings

Clipping a Duck's WingsThis is a page about clipping a duck's wings. To keep your pet ducks at home when they are grazing in the yard, you will need to clip or have their wings clipped.


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Sad Female Muscovy?Good morn. What can I do for my 2 year old muscovy (Milly)? Last year, Milly and Mortermer (other muscovy) both had clutches. Milly hatched 2 out then throughout the day, Mortermer stole the rest of her eggs and would not let Milly anywhere near them. I had to fence Milly with the other duck. Mortamer was getting vicious. It was very sad, you could tell which ones were Milly's. Anyhow since then, Milly has changed a lot. She seems very angry and does nothing but quack all day, wants out of the yard at the crack of dawn and waddles herself down to creek and takes everyone with her. Is there anything I can do for her? She's not my happy go lucky Milly. We did keep one of hers thinking it might help but no. It was her first clutch and Mortermer's second.


Muscovy Ducks in grass.

Muscovy Duck Information and PhotosThe Muscovy duck is native to Mexico, Central, and South America. This duck breed is characterized by its large size, heavy body, warty lumpy red facial skin, and long neck. This page contains Muscovy duck information and photos.


Khaki Campbell Duck

Khaki Campbell Duck Information and Photos?This variation of the domesticated Campbell duck was introduced in England in 1901. They are a cross between the Mallard, Rouen, and Runner ducks. This breed is known for its prolific egg laying. This page contains Khaki Campbell duck information and photos.


Pekin/Runner Duck Babies - ducklings in the sink for a swim

Pekin/Runner Duck BabiesWe got them when they were a week old. These new little ones will be joining our lone runner duck. He recently lost both of his pen mates and is very lonely!


Baby ducks hatching in an incubator

Incubating Duck Eggs?This page is about incubating duck eggs. If you don't have a broody mother duck, an incubator can help you hatch poultry eggs.


Pekin Ducks Photos

Pekin Ducks PhotosThis is a page about Pekin ducks. The Pekin duck is a breed of domestic duck used primarily for egg and meat production. It originated in China and was brought to the US in the 1800's. They make great pets and are highly intelligent.


Raising Runner Ducks

Raising Runner DucksThis is a page about raising runner ducks. These upright domestic ducks are known for being quieter than most other breeds. They are excellent egg layers, and love foraging for bugs and slugs.


Runner Ducks in the Snow

Runner Ducks in the SnowOur runner ducks don't shy away from any type of weather. I always worry about them when the weather gets yucky. We had a surprised snow storm this week and I wanted to see what they were up to. As I walked into the yard, they ran up to greet me and tell me all about the snow. :) They loved it!


Runner Ducks (Week 3)

Our Runner Ducks (Week 3)Our runner ducks are now 3 weeks old and have grown up so much. They seem to get taller by the minute and have distinct personalities. I am totally in love, which is good because they are ridiculously stinky!


Runner Ducks Weeks 4 and 5

Our Runner Ducks (Weeks 4 and 5)Our ducks are getting bigger and stinkier by the day! They are definitely outgrowing the pen in the garage and will be moving outside very soon. They really need more space and a bigger pool of water to play in.


Our Runner Ducks (Weeks 7 and 8)

Our Runner Ducks (Weeks 7 and 8)We officially have grown up ducks. There are little to no baby feathers on any of them, although the dark one has a funny little mohawk of baby feathers running down its neck still. They seem to have settled into their new home.


Our Runner Ducks (Week 1)

Our Runner Ducks (Week 1)Runner ducks are flightless ducks that are slender in stature and stand very upright on their feet. They run instead of waddle and enjoy swimming as much as other ducks. It is fairly easy to tell the gender of adult runner ducks, males have a more curled tail and they don't quack.


Small Duck Pond

Small Duck Pond with RampMy husband created this neat little pond for our duck, using a mortar mixing tub and scrap wood that we had laying around. It has a frame to hold the tub and a built-in ramp. With only one duck, is it easy to clean and refresh the water.


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Muscovy Duck Laying Eggs Around Yard?My muscovy ducks started dropping eggs in random places in my yard. I am new to this process and was wondering if this is normal? They are unprotected so I don't know what to do. I thought they were supposed to nest. Please help. All information on this process will greatly be appreciated.


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Pekin Ducks Not Sitting on Eggs?I have 3 female pekin ducks and 1 male. The three ladies have all been laying eggs for many weeks, but will only sit at night. They are also using the same nest and up to 25 eggs will be clumped together, but since there are so many a lot will start breaking.


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Moving Duck Eggs to an Incubator?I have 2 female Muscovy ducks who are "free" in our barn (with other chickens). I would like to move some eggs the next time they lay and transfer them to an incubator. The incubator is at a school which is 30 minutes from my farm. How can I successfully move them? Keep them wrapped in a warm towel?



Duck Laid an Egg

Duck Laid an Egg?My Hazel (duck) had 1 egg. Should I leave it here?


Moving With a Pet Nesting Duck - duck eggs

Moving With a Pet Nesting Duck?We have 4 ducks we bought as they where young. 1 has laid 8 eggs and is nesting at this point. We will be moving at the end of the month. Will she still care for the eggs? We will be taking them with us as we move. They are tame ducks not wild so I wasn't sure if she would still care for them.


Duck Not Sitting on Eggs - eggs in a wood chip filled container

Duck Not Sitting on Eggs?My magpie duck has laid 16 eggs one every day since January 1st, but she doesn't sit on them. She is only a year old. Will she sit or should I collect them?


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