Duck Production and Goose Production at Home

This excerpt from Jack Widmer's Practical Animal Husbandry provides practical advice on the process of managing duck production and goose production at home.



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Ducks have a strong constitution and grow quickly, making them an easy bird to raise compared to chickens or turkeys.
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Simple construction of swimming arrangement for both ducks and geese. Pekin ducks require swimming water if they are to reproduce... however, Muscovy ducks do not need water. Both breeds, however, do much better when swimming water is available. Size of swimming pool will depend on number of ducks kept... however, it is important that draining facilities are supplied as the swimming pool should be cleaned regularly as needed.
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Pekin Ducks
Pekin ducks are a great favorite to the duck producer.
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A pair of Toulouse geese will produce all the goslings that the average family can consume. 
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Toulouse goose
A two year old purebred Toulouse gander.
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