Ducks and Geese
Feed – Chick Starter (20%) mixed with scratch grains in winter is the best feed for large-framed birds. Their bone structure needs a lot of protein. About one cup a day plus greens, veggies like banana peppers, and fodder from barley in winter.
We keep Pekin Ducks for eggs, Call Ducks for breeding, and Embden Geese as “watch-geese”. Ducks and Geese love a pond or pool, and should primarily eat while they are in the water. When giving ducks and geese grain-feed, have water nearby. Geese and ducks also love to graze and ideally will have access to pasture in addition to their pond or pool area.
Ducks and Geese are generally docile and can be easily socialized. Geese will become protective and more aggressive when females are laying, approximately 4 months out of the year. Goose and duck eggs will hatch at 31 days. Goslings and Pekin ducklings grow very fast and will generally be completely feathered out in 4 or 5 weeks.
Giant Peking Ducklings