BE WISE and THINK FIRST before getting ducks as pets. They are extremely emotional flock animals and are very messy and require lots of attention. Years ago when GrMaDuck said yes to getting two pet ducklings we had NO IDEA what we were getting into!! In Virginia it is illegal to buy just one duckling. (They can get very loney and fail to thrive without love and attention.) Having a minimum of two is good because they will keep each other company, which is especially helpful when they become adults. (at about 16-20 weeks of age). Having pet ducks is A LOT of work. Ducks are very social and need LOTS attention. We quickly did lots of research and we poured our hearts into our adorable feathered family members. Below is the compliation of helpful and/or interesting links that we have complied.
(click on "Want A Pet Duck?" things to think about BEFORE you get ducks)
A book many duck owners recommend (and so do we) is
Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks: Breeds, Care, Health by Dave Holderread
I know this seems like LINK OVERLOAD... but I thought I would pass on info that took us soooooo llloooooong to gather.