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High Profits When Applying Standard Super Meat Duck Breeding Techniques

Ducks are fast-growing waterfowl, good foragers and disease-prone, with high economic significance in providing meat, feathers, eggs, especially meat. Correct application Super meat duck farming techniqueAfter only 2 and a half months from the time of hatching, farmers were able to sell with a weight of 2.5-3kg each, shortening the farming time and earning hundreds of millions of dong per year depending on the production process. farm scale.

  1. Choose a meat duck breed

Choosing ducks raised for meat needs to ensure the general criteria of stature, agility, and the ability to find prey. Specifically:

  • Size: Super meat ducks must be large in stature, capable of fast growth. Female ducks must reach a weight of 3 – 3.6 kg, male ducks must reach a weight of 3.5 – 5 kg.
  • Choose healthy, no deformities, bright eyes, compact belly, no belly button, no hair, no crooked legs, agile, steady walking…
  • In addition, ducks raised for meat often should be selected from hybrids of 2, 3, and 4 blood to achieve high yields and good adaptability.
When choosing to buy super meat duck, you need to pay attention to many factors
When choosing to buy super meat duck, you need to pay attention to many factors
  1. Prepare the barn and farming equipment

In the technique of raising super meat ducks, people cannot ignore the construction of the barn. Depending on the conditions of the rearing location, people can raise ducks in a semi-intensive farming model with lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, canals or completely in cages, i.e. raised on the ground or on the floor. The second model is now being applied by many people because it is not too complicated and helps to limit epidemics, reduce water pollution, etc.

  1. Requirements for the barn

The location for raising cages must be far from residential areas, living quarters, domestic water sources, and roads to ensure that they do not pollute the surrounding environment.

Duck cages need to be far away from residential areas
Duck cages need to be far away from residential areas

The cage area must be high, cool, avoid drafts, avoid rats and wild animals. Should be built in the East direction to catch the morning sun. The cages must be built solidly, the top can be covered with palm leaves, tile or roofing sheets. The porch protrudes from 1 to 1.5m so that the rain does not pour in.

The floor of the duck house can be a cement floor, a brick floor or a mesh floor. The net floor will be suitable for ducklings from the time they are caught to the 2nd week. The floor needs to be 0.8 – 1m high from the ground. The barn floor is made with a certain inclination for easy cleaning and drainage. In the duck house, it is mandatory to have a litter of 8-10cm thick.

If building large-scale barns, the minimum distance between the cages is 20m for convenience in care.

In front of the barn, there is a playground for ducks to move around to make the meat firmer and more delicious. The area of ​​the playground must be 2-3 times larger than the cage.

  1. Necessary duck farming tools

Curtains: Curtains are arranged around the barn to keep warm and prevent wind from entering the ducks when it is cold or on a stormy day. People can use tarpaulin, pressed cork or linoleum to rotate and tie firmly and firmly.

Feeder: It is recommended to use a corrugated iron feeder with dimensions of 70 x 50 x 2.5cm for 70-100 animals/trough. By the third week, use feeders with dimensions of 70 x 50 x 5cm or plastic troughs.

Feeders and water troughs are indispensable duck raising tools
Feeders and water troughs are indispensable duck raising tools

Drinking troughs: Using drinking troughs for ducks is also divided into stages. Ducks from 1-2 weeks old use round troughs of 2 liters. From 3 to 8 weeks old, use round troughs of 5 liters or plastic pots, corrugated iron troughs of suitable size.

Heating: Ducklings also need to be warmed to stimulate eating, to help the digestive system work well and grow stably. In brooding cages, people arrange 75W bulbs for 60-70 ducklings. In winter, it is necessary to increase the amount of heat by arranging 2 electric bulbs.

  1. How to brood ducklings

The way to raise duck meat quickly is that people need to design a brooding cage and raise it for the first 2 weeks.

  • Ducks from 1-3 days old

The first 2 hours after catching the ducklings, people mix for the ducks to drink 2g of vitamin C, 50g of Glucose with 1 liter of broth for 80-100 ducks. Depending on the quantity, people mix with the right amount of water to avoid excess. For the ducklings to drink continuously for the first 3 days to recover their health, reduce fatigue and stress after a long trip.

After 2-4 hours, let the ducklings get used to the food, which is duck bran or cold rice that is not rancid, spread evenly on the paper. Do not feed the ducklings too much, it will lead to overeating. On the other hand, there is still a portion of yolk left in their belly, which will be a source of nutrition for the body. At the same time, they also need time to digest and load new food.

From the 3rd day onwards, the ducklings will eat cold rice mixed with finely ground and cooked corn bran. The average food mix recipe for 1 duckling: 8g cold rice + 2g duckweed, chopped vegetables, divided into 6-7 meals/day.

Farmers can maintain a stocking density of 20-25 fish/m2 from 1-7 days. Ducklings from 1-3 days old will start receiving hepatitis vaccine for the first time.

  • Ducklings from 4 to 10 days old

The way to raise ducklings to grow quickly from 4 to 10 days old is that people start to introduce super meat ducklings to natural food sources from animal carcasses such as snails, baby fish, shrimp and shrimp. However, snails must be boiled, meat, fish and shrimp must also be chopped. Remember to add a little food from chopped green vegetables at the end of the meal for the ducks.

When the ducklings are about 10 days old, they can start to get used to natural foods
When the ducklings are about 10 days old, they can start to get used to natural foods


+ Do not use too much salt in the duck’s food, it will cause them to be poisoned.

+ If there is a pond right next to the cage, you can also release them to the pond to bathe for 5-10 minutes and then bring them back to the nursery to avoid catching a cold.

+ The stocking density at this time should be gradually spaced out at about 10-15 birds/m2 to stimulate and create space for ducklings to move around and grow up quickly.

+ On the 7th day, freeze-dried duck cholera vaccine TW2 can be administered

  • Ducklings from 11-20 days old

From the 11th to 14th day, people gradually changed to rice, broken rice or soaked corn, then mixed with a little bran of raw flour and green vegetables, and added a third of protein in their daily diet from day 1 to 14. crabs, snails, mussels, minced fish.

From the 15th day, people can let the super-meat ducklings get used to the boiled rice that has blossomed inside. Continuous feeding like that for 3 days to the 20th day, then remove rice and corn and feed rice completely.

  1. Prevention for ducks

Because ducks have a preference for watering, loose manure, and splashing water on the litter, when this litter is wet, the ducklings will easily catch a cold. At the same time, it creates conditions for molds, parasites, helminths and bacteria to develop and cause diseases for ducks. Therefore, people need to regularly change the dry litter for ducks to prevent diseases and help ducks grow fast and healthy.

Periodic disease prevention for ducks is something that farm owners cannot ignore
Periodic disease prevention for ducks is something that farm owners cannot ignore

In front of the barn door, it is necessary to have a disinfection pit to strictly implement disease prevention measures for ducks.

In each cage, people should only raise one type of duck in the same litter. If not in the same litter, only 2 litters should be raised 2-5 days apart.

The cage needs to be cleaned regularly.

Isolate and remove sick animals from the breeding area and take measures to treat and destroy them according to regulations so as not to affect the whole herd.

Technical article on raising high-profit super-meat ducks has provided people with full information from how to choose breeds, make cages to rearing, mixing food… Hope this will be useful information for you. Applying animal husbandry brings the best productivity, increasing economic efficiency.

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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