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Duck Keeping- How to Take Care of Duck

Duck are playful and adorable duck easy to breed in home. These duck are peaceful and gentle pet keeps in garden or backyard. It’s good pet for small house holding to larger garden homes. Duck keeping is not a difficult takes just required little attention and   natural habitat. Duck quacking and waddling into water tend you to laugh. It’s amazing pet beneficial for you as it laid eggs and control bug and insects in garden harmful for plants. Here we talk about how to look after a duck to provide it healthier and lively environment as its happier moment to watch duck floating over water for long time and their  sweet quaking  release stress.

What Duck Are Good For You?


When we talking about duck keeping the first point is what type of duck suitable for you have to know about duck species, their habitat, feeding, health and other related issues that helps you to select a duck for. Here we dispatch a list of ducks more suited for pet owners. These duck are different from other as some are larger in side and some are smaller. Few duck s give more eggs then other.

Runner duck

Khaki Campbell

Swedish duck

Black runner

Blue runner

Campbell duck

Call duck

Pekin deck

Aylesbury duck

Provide Right Shelter to Duck:


Oversized, wider and flat flooring enclosures which are more comfortable in living and also provide safe and secure spot away from reach of predator is right shelter for ducks.  Mostly ducks are bred in larger group so it best to provide wider  coop as they  hide when feel theat. Keep enclosure bacteria free  that good for duck health. Frequently duck freely move in garden and backyard   not need proper home in daytime but night is for rest so provide comfortable enclosure for nights.  Also consider cage temperature in winter.  In cold and chilly season they have to need warmth space.


Cleaning of Duck Enclosure:


Duck shelter is quickly become massy as duck poo a lot.    Dirty and unclean floor develop bumblefoot bacterial infection which damage duck pads. It swell pads and very painful of ducks as it difficult for them to stand. So regularly clean duck enclosure and other ornament plate inside it like foot dish and water bowl.

Provide Clean Water for Drinking:


Duck need lot of water to during and turning water in chalking brown.  Generally individual ducj approximately dink 1 liter water per day. So supply plenty of water which keeps their eye, bills, feet and feather in best form.  Fill their water bowl fully as their edges shallow.

Give Healthy Food to Your Duck:


Mostly is considered that duck feed on bread it not truth they have to need balanced nutrition and health diet. Ducks like slugs and insects yet sometime you look them nibbling at plants. Provide balanced diet which consist on insects, wheat, maize, and bread and soya bean oil. If you want to give more healther food then provide meat and pellets. Don’t rely on feeding ducks only on bread and scraps as it’s not cover their nutrition.

Plenty of Water for Swimming:


Ducks also need clean water for swimming. These birds enjoy long time swimming that good for both physical and mental growth. Water is necessary ducks as it help them to maintain their waterproofing. Clean water in suitable temperature is best for ducks. Cool water in summer and warmth water in winter season prevent them from drowning. Artificial lake or pool is excellent habitation but if you do not have enough space or budget then   keep kiddies pool  that provide easy access to your  duck.

Choose Multiple Duck:


Duck are social bird live happy in groups. Single pet is good but need more attention and care. If you have enough space and opportunities then its awesome idea to bring two or more ducks but not overloaded.



Duck are generally robust and healthier animal rarely suffer from worms or other mites if they regularly swim yet it better to wormed them after 6 month from related vet or poultry wormer.  Take care of them as dusks tripping over thing which causes of injuries either minor or major.  Clean out their enclosure regularly otherwise it develops bumblefoot.

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