Duck Care & Maintenance

duck1 /dək/ noun
a waterbird with a broad blunt bill, short legs, webbed feet, and a waddling gait. Very social animals so best kept in groups. Determining sex can be tough visually however a mature bird can easily be distinguished by the volume of the quack (females are much louder than male ducks that take on a whisperish tone) or the presence of drake feathers.

Duckling in Brooder Setup

Raising Baby Ducklings

It’s definitely an exciting time when you get those little furry feather friends home, but keep in mind there are a few things you need to know to raise healthy and happy ducklings. Through trial and error we have found a way to raise ducks in a much easier way to maintain than we initially started with. Ducks are inherently messy animals and extra steps are needed for their health and safety in the brooder.