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Big Profits When Properly Applying Terrestrial Duck Breeding Techniques

Duck farming on land is a new farming model for outstanding efficiency without depending on water source, can raise all year round, ducks grow fast, healthy, low loss rate. The article below, we would like to send to you Techniques for raising ducks on land The most complete from the selection of varieties, making cages to care, nurturing and disease prevention. We invite you to follow.

  1. Choose a terrestrial duck breed

1.1 Duck breeds

Commonly raised duck breeds in our country are divided into 3 groups:

The most popular supermarket duck breed is CV Super M. Commercial ducks that are 56 days old (in captivity) or 70 days old (in the form of raising and grazing) can reach 3 – 3.4 kg/head. , consuming an average of 2.6 – 2.8 kg of feed/1 kg of growth. Productivity is 3 times higher than grass ducks if properly cared for ducks.

Currently, there are many duck breeds for farmers to choose from
Currently, there are many duck breeds for farmers to choose from

+ Khaki Campbell ducks are 20-21 weeks old, yield 260-300 eggs/year/hen. The average weight of eggs is from 65 to 70 grams / fruit.

+ 2000-year-old CV duck lays from 20-22 weeks old, egg yield is 260-300 eggs/year/hen. The average weight of eggs is 70-75g/egg.

+ Cod ducks are from 20 to 21 weeks old, egg yield is from 220 to 225 eggs/year/hen. The average weight of eggs is 60-65g/egg.

+ Duck Bau: there are ducks like Bau Quy and Bau Ben. Egg-laying ducks have a laying age of 22-23 weeks, yield from 150-160 eggs/year/hen. Ducks raised for meat after 70 days reach a weight of 1.5 – 1.8 kg/head.

+ Spotted Duck: Egg-laying ducks are 22-23 weeks old, yield 140-160 eggs/year/hen. Ducks raised for meat after 70-75 days reach a weight of 1.6-1.9kg/head.

1.2 Requirements when choosing varieties

+ If possible, farmers should raise a variety of 2-3 different duck breeds, providing both meat eggs and seed to best expand the farm size.

+ Should choose seeds from reputable farms.

+ Choose healthy ducklings, move quickly, react quickly to noises.

+ Ducks have appearance characteristics such as glossy legs, closed beak, no deformities, slim belly, dry feathers, and anus is not sticky.

+ Which duck breed will have the characteristic feather color of that breed.

+ When raising ducks to breed, it is advisable to choose the male – female according to the ratio.

The selection of duck breed will determine the growth and yield of the plant
The selection of duck breed will determine the growth and yield of the plant
  1. Introducing methods of raising ducks on land

Ducks are waterfowl, but when raised on land completely dry, they still give outstanding productivity, the ability to consume little food, can reduce the cost of 20-30g of food/egg. Terrestrial farming methods can be applied such as:

2.1 Method of raising ducks combined with planting trees

Duck farming on land combined with a garden is suitable for farmers with a large area of ​​land.

Prepare a large garden, plant trees in the garden with trees over 1m in height to avoid harming ducks.

The garden design has a moderate slope for easy cleaning, avoiding stagnant water in the rainy season. However, it should not be too steep, which will make it difficult for ducks to walk and mate.

Outside the rearing area, build a brick wall or use a wire mesh to close, the foot needs to be firmly stomped to avoid animal attacks, loss, and theft.

The model of duck farming combined with tree planting is widely applied
The model of duck farming combined with tree planting is widely applied

2.2 Method of raising ducks in cages with playgrounds

Unlike the duck farming model, the playground is paved with red bricks or cement instead of planting trees.

Inside the breeding area, there is a cage design to keep ducks at night, when the weather is bad.

Arrange appropriate feeding and drinking troughs.

Requires the area of ​​​​the playground to be 2-3 times larger than the cage,

Surrounded by sturdy wire mesh to prevent theft, loss, and harmful animals.

2.3 Method of raising ducks in cages

The method of raising ducks in cages is perfectly suitable for industrial farms or does not have too much space to design a garden.

In this way, the cage must be designed firmly, tall, divided into brooding areas, rearing gilts, breeding ducks, and ducks for meat.

In a well-ventilated cage, there should be an exhaust fan.

There is a waste treatment area from the barn.

Arrange a full and reasonable feeding trough for ducks to eat and drink and grow quickly.

Raising ducks in cages is convenient for management and care
Raising ducks in cages is convenient for management and care

Hygiene of the hospital

  • Regularly clean cages and playgrounds, do not let water stand in the yard, especially during the mating period.
  • Make sure the barn and yard are always dry, cool in the summer, warm in the winter.
  • For the fully caged model, there must be a disinfection hole in front of the door, inside a cage should raise 1 type of duck, should be raised in the same litter or not more than 7 days old apart.
  • Newly purchased ducklings must be isolated for at least 15-20 days so as not to spread the disease to other birds.
  • Proceed to sprinkle lime powder around the cage, after sprinkling, leave it for 2-3 days and then sweep again.
  • Use lime water to clean the barn when changing the flock or use 1-3% formol to spray on the floor and walls.
  • The litter must be dry and disinfected. Replace when wet.
  • Food is guaranteed to be free of poison, not rancid and moldy.
  • If a child is found to be sick, it should be treated or destroyed immediately.
  • It is recommended to leave the barn empty for 7-15 days before raising a new flock.

We look forward to the information we collect and share. Farmers will have more models of raising ducks on land, earning great profits.

Emilia Chaney
Emilia Chaneyhttps://agrisearch.net
My name is Emilia Chaney. I'm a social girl from Romania with a big smile and 3 passions: Agriculture, Travel and Social Media. I try to make this blog practical, full of great advice and inspiring ideas.

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