Raising Ducks

Raising Ducks

Raising Ducks

Raising Ducks

New to Ducks? 20 Things You Need to Know

First of all, welcome to the world of ducks! If you haven’t had your ducks long or are still in the planning stage, you doubtlessly have questions. Here are answers to 20 of the most...
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Duck Housing: Everything You Need to Consider

There are many ways to house your ducks and many factors to consider. Ducks don’t like being cooped up, so their preferences are more space and less infrastructure. The more space they can have, especially...
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25 Ways to Keep Your Ducks Healthy and Prevent Disease

Given a good environment, ducks rarely get sick. Seeing as an ounce of prevention is worth, you know, a pound of cure, or hundreds of dollars of cure, or whatever, here are 25 ways to help prevent duck health issues.

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Welcome to Raising Ducks!

Ducks are the new chickens.

More and more people are deciding to raise their own eggs. Most of them turn to keeping backyard chickens. But some people—a rising number—choose ducks instead.

That’s who we’re here for.

Ducks are every bit as cool and useful as chickens, and almost certainly cuter. They’re still underappreciated, but they’re gaining in popularity.

If you want to raise ducks, you’ve come to the right place.

There just isn’t enough information available online about ducks. Not yet, anyway. But our goal is to have a plethora of free, comprehensive guides to everything you could ever need to or want to know about ducks.

We’re not there yet, but we’re working on it!

Are you still considering whether to raise ducks or not? Click to “Why Ducks?” and make up your mind!

Do you have your heart set on owning a flock, but are not sure what to do next? Click to “Planning The Flock.”

Want to explore all the duck breeds? Check out our duck breed guide.

Planning a coop or run? Here’s our basic guide to housing ducks, and here’s the “Housing” category.

Want to learn about feeding ducks? Read our basic guide to feeding ducks or look at our “Feeding” category.

Got questions about eggs or egglaying? Here’s our basic guide to duck eggs and egglaying, and here’s the “Eggs” category.

Hatching ducklings? Check out our basic guide to duck breeding and duckling brooding or browse the “Breeding” category.

Want to learn about duck health? Here’s a list of 25 ways to keep your ducks healthy, and here’s our “Health” category.

Got questions about duck care and management? Browse our “Management” category.

Want to read anything and everything? Visit the blog to see every single post I’ve written.

Thank you for visiting Raising-Ducks.com!

Recent Posts

10 Best Duck Breeds for Eggs

Looking for the best possible duck breed for eggs? Here’s a list of the ten duck breeds that lay the most eggs per year, along...
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Beginner’s Guide to Hatching Duck Eggs and Raising Ducklings

A large part of the fun of raising ducks is the ducklings! Those cute little fuzzballs do take some work, however. Here’s a guide to the basics of incubating and hatching eggs with a broody duck or incubator and raising ducklings.
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Duck Eggs and Egglaying: 20 Things You Need to Know

Since most people keep their ducks for eggs, new duck owners often have questions about duck eggs and duck egglaying habits. Here are the top...
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Duck Housing: Everything You Need to Consider

There are many ways to house your ducks and many factors to consider. Ducks don’t like being cooped up, so their preferences are more space...
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25 Ways to Keep Your Ducks Healthy and Prevent Disease

Given a good environment, ducks rarely get sick. Seeing as an ounce of prevention is worth, you know, a pound of cure, or hundreds of dollars of cure, or whatever, here are 25 ways to help prevent duck health issues.
Read More "25 Ways to Keep Your Ducks Healthy and Prevent Disease"

How to Feed Ducks

One of the biggest decisions new duck owners have to make is how they’re going to feed their ducks. It’s a complicated subject, but here’s a quick guide to feeding ducks for the backyard/pet duck owner or hobby farmer/homesteader.
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