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Considering adding ducks to your homestead and worried the ducks will fly away? Here are 3 great breeds to consider for a small homestead. The Homesteading Hippy

Will my ducks fly away? 3 breeds to consider raising.

Growing up, my father raised chickens and ducks.He has very vivid memories of his ducks one day upon hearing wild ducks quacking in the sky, taking off and flyi(.

Silver Welsh Harlequins - very calm, attractive non-flyers & good layers.  They don't need a swimming pool (just a place to dip their heads), and they love to eat snails, slugs and other garden pests.  Could be great pets and suburban garden yard fixtures.

My very favorite of the domesticated duck breeds - Welsh Harleqins. So beautiful! Said to be very calm and prolific layers.

Ducks are super cute, but are they the right choice for you? Check out "Should…

Should You Get Ducks? Duck Pros & Cons

Ducks are super cute, but are they the right choice for you? Check out "Should You Get Ducks" to learn the duck pros & cons

Good reference for keeping chickens and ducks together!

Keeping ducks in the garden is growing in popularity. Even without a pond, you can keep domestic ducks happy with a tub that is emptied and r.

Welsh Harlequin eggs/ducklings Fair Haven, VT || The Welsh Harlequin is a fairly new breed, developed by Leslie Bonnett in Wales from two off-colored Khaki Campbell ducklings in 1949. They came to the United States in 1968 and were accepted into the APA in 2001 in the Light Duck class. multipurpose characteristics. excellent egg production. They are calm, inquisitive and excellent foragers.

Welsh Harlequin eggs/ducklings Fair Haven, VT

QUIET The Campbell is a very practical, hardy duck which is a prolific egg layer. 340 eggs a year more common is around 200 eggs per year. Due to being bred with Runner ducks they have quite a vertical posture and are sometimes called \"Penguin Ducks\".    Varieties The Campbell comes in two main varieties, Khaki and white, which is not a recognized variety in England. The original Campbell drakes had a dark green head, grey back, pale claret breast, black stern and white ring around the…

Khaki Campbell Duck, up to 340 eggs per year. The original Campbell drakes had a dark green head, grey back, pale claret breast, black stern and white ring around the neck.

Raising ducks on the homestead can be a fun project. Here are some things you should know first! The Homesteading Hippy

Here are some things you should know about raising ducks!

Raising Ducks on The Homestead 101 Raising ducks on the homestead can be a fun project. Here are some things you should know first! The Homesteading Hippy

Harlequins are wonderfully practical! They begin laying 240-330 white eggs at about 5-7 months. eggs grade as "extra-large".  They are also active foragers, excellent producers of lean meat, beautifully colored and pluck almost as cleanly as white birds when dressed for meat.  Welsh Harlequin ducks can also make an outstanding dressed duck as their underfeathers are almost exclusively white making their carcass as pretty as a Pekin.

Harlequins are wonderfully practical! They begin laying white eggs at about months. eggs grade as extra-large. They are also active foragers, excellent producers of lean meat, beautifully colored and pluck almost as cleanly as white birds when

keeping ducks for beginners Indian Runner ducks

How to keep ducks, for beginners

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Care for Ducks in the Winter Time

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A grown Blue Swedish Duck. can be black, gray or blue gray. A duck like this was with a mallard in my yard.