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close this bookBetter Farming Series 39. Raising Ducks 1: How to Begin (FAO, 1990, 73 p.)
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View the documentChoosing ducks for your flock
View the documentHow to choose good ducks
View the documentHow to tell the difference between female and male ducks
View the documentHow to handle your ducks
View the documentAfter you get your ducks

How to handle your ducks

117. The legs or wings of a duck can easily be hurt or even broken. So, never grab a duck by the legs or the wings.


How to grab ducks

118. To catch a duck, grasp it firmly but gently at the base of the neck.


Grab the duck by the base of its neck

119. You can also catch a duck by holding its wings against its sides with one hand on each side of its body and a thumb over each wing.


Hold the duck’s wings against its sides

120. After you have caught a duck, slide one hand under its body and hold its legs firmly.

121. Then you can rest the body of the duck on the lower part of your arm and carry it easily.


Rest the body of the duck on the lower part of your arm

122. If you have to move a duck from place to place, you can carry it in a basket or a crate with a cover.


Basket; crate

123. First, tie the legs of the duck together. Then put it gently inside and put on the cover to keep the duck from getting out.


Put the duck in the basket