Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)
Posted Aug 22, 2014
Ducks are not realy require for excessive care. Mostly walk freely around the yard and cooing or hissing all the time. These are vibrant, durable and modest animals, which are characterized by rapid growth. Not very choosy about food, but grass and corn are the basics. Mother ducks are very devoted to their young, unlike male ducks who do not participate much in raising ducklings. Ducklings are polluting water very much, that is one of the things you need to pay attention. Also there are divided opinions in terms of the number of eggs that lay a year. In my case that was around 110 -130 eggs per year, and I was pleased with that. The bread i owned is Cherry Valley. This hybrid, originally from England, was created by crossing different breeds of ducks, primarily Aylesbury and Pekin ducks.
The bottom line is, it is very nice to see such beautiful small creatures walking around careless and free.