Paddling Pool For Ducks

I have just filled a paddling pool with water for my 7 khaki campbell ducks who seem to be scared of it. It is an inflatable pool so all that huffing and puffing is to no avail at the moment and I bet I miss the moment when they decide to dive in! Ducks love … Read more

Are Duck Eggs Safe To Eat?

Duck eggs are safe to eat and are especially good for baking as they are larger and if your ducks can free range the yolks are richer from the grazing making the baking lovely. Duck eggs have suffered in the past from a reputation of being a high risk salmonella carrier but I have read … Read more

Feeding Ducklings

hello i have just been given 4 4 week old ducklings but i have no idea what to feed them on could you help? Ken Hi Ken, I fed my khaki campbell ducklings waterfowl chick crumbs upto 6 weeks of age then I have been feeding them a growers pellet. If you go to your … Read more

Duck Only Sitting On Eggs At Night

I have a white Pekin duck(female) amd a brown male duck of unknown origin. The female recently layed 9 eggs in a nest she made in the doghouse. She sits on them every night but goes away in the day. Is there any chance of the eggs hatching? I think it is odd that she … Read more

Identifying Ducks And Drakes

It is possible to identify a duck and a drake from about 5 weeks of age. There are a number of ways of distinguishing between a duck and a drake. The tail feathers. It is the male that has curling tail feathers. Colour of plumage. Some breeds of duck the male are more brightly coloured. … Read more