A lot of people never think of raising ducks as pets, they consider raising ducks for eggs and meat. Neither way raising ducks is quiet simple and inexpensive. Ducks can easily adapt to different weather conditions and are not picky when it comes to what they eat. This means you can save a lot of money in buying them food.
With that being said ducklings do need some special food that is rich in proteins. Their bodies are still fragile so foods with high proteins help in strengthen their bones.
People like eating duck eggs then chicken eggs. Not only because they are bigger but because they taste a whole lot better then chicken eggs. They also have high nutritional value which is of benefit if you are a health-conscious person.
Before you buy your first duck they are a number of things to need to be aware of. You have to know about their right living conditions, their eating habits and management. You also have to be aware of the different duck breeds and choose a breed that is suitable to you.
When making the decision to buy your duck breed you should at list start by buying two ducks instead of one. The reason being ducks are sociable creatures and need other ducks to play and keep company with. If a duck is alone they have a shy awkward behavior which will make them an unideal home pet.
You have to make sure your ducks are built a house to live in. Ducks houses can be simple just as long as they protect the ducks from heat and predators. But the inside should be kept dry and to do this you can add some cobs or hay on the floor. You can also build an artificial pool where the ducks can swim and have a fun time.