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Duck Breeding Facts & Information


I have been raising birds for almost two years now and have learned so many things it is amazing. Ducks have got to be my favorite bird, closely followed by chickens, I also raise quail but I'm not much of a quail person, they are high maintenance.


Breeding ducks and hatching eggs has been a fun experience for sure and I have learned a few things I thought I should share so here are some duck breeding facts:

  • Ducks breeding period is from late winter to early summer, although some breeds will lay all year.
  • Mating can be violent and stressful on females, they can lose a lot of feathers and get injured during mating.Males bite down on the scruff of the neck causing painful marks, bruising and even cuts.
  • More than one female per drake is recommended, I have just the pair of Welsh Harlequin ducks and my female is very sore and tired looking. 
  • You may need to separate your males and females if mating becomes too stressful.
  • Male ducks will try mating with other species, such as chickens, I have seen it.
  • Most duck breeds produce an egg a day, which can be very exhausting so be sure to provide adequate food and drinking water.
  • Not all ducks will become broody and hatch their own eggs, u may need an incubator if you want ducklings.
  • Fertilized eggs can be eaten jut like chicken eggs, or sold to others to hatch. 
  • Ducks can be a good way to make money, I sell my ducklings for $10 each, fertilized eggs for $2 each, and full grown for $25.  
All in all I love my ducks and all my birds, it has been fun learning with my kids and being able to teach them where their food comes from. I also love the fact that I am not supporting the giant egg factories where birds are kept in harsh conditions. 

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