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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 documentPreface
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View the documentWhat do you need to raise ducks?
close this folderLearning about ducks
View the documentWhere can you raise ducks?
View the documentWhat kind of ducks can you raise?
View the documentWhat can ducks eat?
View the documentHow many ducks should you raise?
View the documentHow to keep ducks safe and well
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close this folderHow to begin
View the documentChoosing a place to raise ducks
View the documentBuilding a shelter for your ducks
View the documentThe floor of a duck shelter
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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
close this folderGrowing your own baby ducks
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View the documentHatching your own eggs
View the documentSetting the female duck
View the documentThe baby ducks
View the documentPutting your new baby ducks with the flock
View the documentWhen to use or sell the meat
View the documentTaking care of your ducks
View the documentFurther improvement


1. Ducks lay eggs and give meat. They are good to eat and very good for you.

2. By raising ducks you will have mom food. This will help to feed your family and keep it strong and healthy.


3. Ducks are easy to raise. They need less care than chickens. Ducks are strong and hardy. They do not get sick easily.

4. With very little time and work you can raise a small flock of ducks.

Small flock of ducks

5. If your family is not too big you may not need all of the eggs and all of the meat for food. Then, you can sell what you do not use to your neighbours or at the market.

At the market

6. With more food and with the money you get by selling eggs and meat you and your family can live better.

7. However, if your family is too big you will need to raise many more ducks if you are to have enough eggs and meat to eat and to sell at the market.

Too big family