Mama Madge, one of my free range Muscovy ducks, hatched out 13 adorable ducklings on August 26. Up until two years ago, we had so little predator pressure on our homestead, that she could have raised these ducklings to maturity on our large pond with no help from me. Unfortunately, the predators finally found us.… Continue reading Raising Ducklings Week 1 (with Video)
My love for ducks was instant. After touring a traditional duck farm in France in my mid-twenties, I dreamed of having my own ducks someday. You know... in some distant, alternate future where I could create the life I really wanted. Back then, I mistakenly thought homesteading was only a make believe dream conjured to… Continue reading Must Love Ducks
If you want to learn how raise your own ducklings more like a mama duck would, then take a look at this post on Morning Chores for more details. https://morningchores.com/raising-ducklings-in-a-brooder/ Also, if you plan to hatch your own duck eggs, then you may want to take a look at this post. https://morningchores.com/incubating-duck-eggs/ And, use this… Continue reading Brooding Ducklings
Learn how broody ducks incubate their eggs and use that knowledge to hatch your own eggs at home.