Cute in a Carry-On
Whether you prefer raising ducks or choose chickens, homesteaders likely will agree that fuzzy ducklings are just about the cutest backyard birds.
Big on Flavor
Duck eggs are larger than chicken eggs and are known for their rich flavor.
Stylish Duck House
Ducks need a place to nest that's warm and safe from predators. Make sure to include a ramp to the duck house so they can waddle right in.
Ducks Are Clean ... Really
These ducks might be muddy now, but ducks generally take care to stay clean by preening themselves often. Include a kiddie pool in your garden to help with bathing.
Ducks will use a small pool to stay clean and cool off during warm months.
Nesting boxes should only be large enough for one female duck. Line them with soft material such as straw, hay or pine shavings. If the female duck isn’t comfortable, she may look elsewhere for a place to nest.
... And Happy Together
Ducks are social animals and welcome new members to the flock fairly quickly.