Ep. 148 How to Raise Ducks

Interview with Carrie Hardie

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In this episode of Mother Earth News and Friends, Carrie Hardie chats with us about how to raise ducks. Whether you want to find duck breeds for eggs, meat, or pure enjoyment, Carrie outlines how to prepare a healthy habitat and shares helpful tips on caring for your birds. Thanks to Brinsea for sponsoring this episode.

Carrie Hardie is a corporate professional turned homesteader who focuses on pasture-centered and Earth-friendly practices on her small farm in the bluegrass of Kentucky. Denizens of the farm include geese, ducks, several breeds of chickens, and pasture pigs. She’s an avid fermenter, forager, writer, and fan of the Oxford comma.

Additional Resources:

Follow Carrie at Forged Mettle Farm.

Hear more from Carrie in our previous episode, “Pasturing Geese and Ducks

Storey’s Guide to Raising Ducks

Check out The Livestock Conservancy and their duck breed comparison chart.


Our Podcast Team:

Carla Tilghman and Jessica Mitchell
Music: “The Beauty of Authenticity” by One Man Book

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