Posted by Reedy Fork Organic Farm on 5/31/2013 to News
"Last week we told about Melissa's visit to Duck Dance Farm. We quizzed her about what she learned, and here are some of the fun things she shared. •Turtles (especially snapping turtles) eat ducklings. •Just like chickens, ducks need grit to aid in digestion. (We have grit and oyster shells.) •Geese are a great alarm system for ducks. If there is something dangerous around, the gander (that's a male goose) will honk! •Ducks bond with one another. Ducks become pals to one another and will often forage together, eat together and live together. Don‚Äôt separate the pals at any time. If you plan on selling your ducks sell them as a pair when they have become friends. •Ducks know you by your voice? Make sure you talk to your ducks every chance you get. The more you speak to them the friendlier they will become and the less likely that will attack you when you feed them, check them, or clean out their beds. You want your ducks to come to you; not run from you! •Ducks don‚Äôt always leave their eggs in one spot. You never know where you're going to find one. And - for your convenience - here are some quack facts about Reedy Fork Farm Organic Duck Feed: Organic Soy Free Duck Starter Feed Feed your duckling our organic starter feed the first 4 weeks of their lives. Each duckling will eat between 2-3 pounds during the total 4 week period. Organic Soy Free Duck Developer Feed Feed your duckling our organic duck developer feed during weeks 5 to 16. One ducking will eat approximately 25 pounds during the developer stage. Organic Soy Free Duck Layer Feed Transition your duckling from organic duck developer feed to organic duck layer feed between 14-16 weeks. Each duck will eat approximately 4 ounces in the summer, 5 ounces in the spring and fall, and 6 ounces in the winter per day. "