If you want to start raising ducks on your land, knowing where to begin can be a challenge. Even if you have already raised chickens, goats, or some other small animal, caring for ducks is a whole different process.
But if you want to raise ducks as pets, to sell eggs, or even to sell for meat, we’ve got you covered today with this guide to books about raising ducks. These 10 books answer everything you need to know about the care and keeping of water fowl.
Storey’s Guide to Raising Ducks
Starting off with a comprehensive overview to the care of ducks, Storey’s Guide to Raising Ducks (Amazon) has everything you need to know to become a mini duck farmer. You’ll find everything you need to know about the care of ducks in this book, including breed options, common ailments, and what to feed your ducks.
Duck Eggs Daily: Raising Happy, Healthy Ducks…Naturally
So you want to eat duck eggs or sell duck eggs? Duck Eggs Daily (Amazon) helps you out by identifying the key to creating happy ducks who can produce healthy eggs everyday. As an additional advantage, this book also provides tips on how to raise ducks the natural way.
Backyard Ducks QUACK me up!
Backyard Ducks Quack Me Up (Amazon) is kind of the fractured fairytale of the duck-raising world. This book tells the tale of a duck-raising family who did things the wrong way, but learned how to do it right along the way.
A Beginner’s Guide to Keeping Ducks – Keeping Ducks in Your Backyard
Just have a yard? You can raise ducks too (if your city allows it). This beginner’s guide (Amazon) specifically focuses on how to raise ducks in a backyard environment.
The Backyard Duck Book: For the Love of Ducks
This pretty book (Amazon) will help you select the right breed of duck for your needs and is full of color photographs and other fun stuff. In addition to breed identification, you’ll also find basic info on raising and caring for ducks.
Backyard Ducks and Geese: A Practical Guide for the Enthusiast and the Smallholder
Maybe ducks aren’t enough for you; you want to add geese, too! Backyard Ducks and Geese (Amazon) explores how to raise ducks and geese in a backyard environment.
Backyard Poultry Naturally: A Complete Guide to Raising Chickens & Ducks Naturally
Most peppers want to raise ducks and chickens as naturally and organically as possible and this guide book (Amazon) has the necessary information.
Ducks: Tending a Small-Scale Flock for Pleasure and Profit
A zoologist [how cool is that!] wrote an in-depth look at how to raise ducks for profit (Amazon); either by selling eggs or the ducks themselves.
Choosing and Keeping Ducks and Geese
Choosing and Keeping Ducks and Geese (Amazon) offers a guide on how to care for and raise 35 different types of ducks, which is invaluable information for the aspiring duck farmer.
Raising the Home Duck Flock
If you aren’t terribly interested in turning your ducks into profit, this book is for you (Amazon). It offers tips on how to care and raise ducks for personal use and just for fun.
Have you ever thought about raising ducks? What are your favorite duck resources?