|Better Farming Series 39. Raising Ducks 1: How to Begin (FAO, 1990, 73 p.)|
|Learning about ducks|
18. There are several kinds of ducks that you can use. You must find out what kinds of ducks you can get where you live.
19. Usually, you can get local ducks. Local ducks are strong and hardy and used to living in your area. So, they grow very well and do not get sick easily.
20. However, local ducks are often small, give little meat and few eggs.
21. Sometimes, you can get improved ducks that have been brought from another place. Improved ducks have been carefully mated over many years and they are bigger and better than local ducks.
22. Improved ducks cost more money but they give more meat and more eggs.
23. Perhaps you can buy ducks at the local village market or there may be another farmer near where you live who will sell you some ducks from his own flock.
24. Perhaps you can buy ducks from a nearby duck hatchery or from a government farm.
25. If you need help your extension agent will be able to give you good advice on the kinds of ducks you should get and where to get them.