Ducks

Our ducks

We have about twenty ducks. They are a pretty new addition to the farm. Ducks are omnivorous, like chickens and humans.

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Ducklings in summer coop

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Ducks on the way to winter coop

At summer

  • Ducks eat water worms, slugs, snails and frogs
  • They live in mobile coops similar to chickens
  • They lay eggs in the grass
At winter

  • Ducks eat grains
  • They live all together in their winter coop
  • They don’t lay eggs

 

In general, ducks live between 5 and 10 years. How old are our ducks? On our farm we have two generations of the ducks: two years old and almost one year old.

Ducks in the pond

Ducks in the pond

Male duck

Male duck

  • Ducks are cold hardy and like swimming even during the cold days
  • They are very funny: they follow you when you walk from them, but they run away from you when you approach them
  • They can learn new things, for example, how to climb the stairs or how to recognize their own coop
    How to tell a male duck (drake) from a female duck? By their tail. Few feathers of the tail of the male duck are curled up.