Muscovy Ducks for homesteading

Muscovy are the only domestic ducks that are not derived from Mallard stock. Originating from the Caribbean Mosquito Coast of Nicaragua and Honduras where the native culture values them for their meat, Muscovy aren’t really ducks, but rather large perching waterfowl (Cairina moschata). Muscovy ducks are great on the farm to control insects the natural way. They […] Read more »

Raising ducks for eggs and meat; pros and cons

Some great information on raising Ducks for eggs and meat, after reading this I might have to get a few. Read more at http://wildrootshomestead.blogspot.com/ We started off with four Khaki Campbell ducklings and have had as many as twenty-seven ducklings; Welsh Harlequins (beautiful), Saxony’s (big, lovely, heritage), Pekings (meat), Runners (small eggs/little meat -fun), and this […] Read more »

Pros and Cons of Chickens,Turkeys and Ducks

I’ve raised chickens and turkeys my only problem with turkeys is that they eat a lot, so if you don’t have access to cheap feed they can get expensive. I suppose with the different kind of fowl to choose from it just depends on where you live and how much room you have..Some good basic […] Read more »