Our ducks are PETS. As humans and as owners we feel a strong responsibility to do everything in our power to give them the best care and protection. Our ducks are also domestic breeds so we take into consideration the weaknesses that have been bred into them. Our love for our ducks as PETS, makes our hearts more vulnerable to heartache when it comes to injury and death, than if they were livestock. We are not vegans, nor do we feel that animals have more rights than their humans, as some of our ducky friends (who do an amazing job of caring for their animals/ducks/etc) are . We are loving caring humans, and as the people who CHOSE to have pet ducks, we take the responsibility for them to have happy, healthy lives very seriously. Ducks are fragile creatures. Ducks are EXTREMELY social creatures and flock dynamics affect everything including their health. Ducks, especially domestic ducks, are extremely vulnerable to preditors, injury, and can be easily frightened.
We believe the more you know about caring for them the better. We are sharing the links we found to be most helpful below. (yes they are also in the sidebar as well)
Please add these links to you "library" of information to refer to.
Want a pet duck? REALLY?!?!?!
Want a a pet duck? READ THIS FIRST all the way to the end!!
See if ducks are right for you.
Articles About Waterfowl: Care and Feeding of Ducks and Geese from Majestic Waterfowl Sanctuary
Duck Care Tips from Duck Rescue Network
DUCKS as pets Frequently Asked Questions
LiveDucks lots of complied information (click on "care and health" in the side bar)
PLANTS AND PENS article by British Waterfowl Association
TOXIC PLANTS index - poultry help