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Raising ducks on land – forget the traditional method, this is the best way to raise ducks

What is terrestrial duck farming?
Raising ducks on land

When talking about duck farming, we often think of raising ducks in ponds, but this form has many risks of disease. So duck farming on land is a safe and secure direction for farmers today. Now, let’s learn the technique of raising ducks on land to see what is better.

Advantages of the terrestrial duck farming model

Duck farming on land is a new direction
Raising ducks on land

Traditional duck farming is no longer an appropriate method because the risk of disease spread is very high. At present, farmers have applied science and technology in animal husbandry, especially duck farming. The terrestrial duck farming model is evaluated as having good climate adaptation, high product quality, stable income, especially environmental protection.

Raising ducks on land may not be seasonal. When raising ducks, planting trees can be considered as 1 arrow hitting 2 targets.

Above all, raising ducks on land, farmers can actively choose the breeding location anywhere. But still have to ensure the basic requirements to be suitable for ducks to live and develop. Not only that, it also minimizes odors, saves costs, and easily harvests eggs. It is a safe and effective direction for those who want to successfully raise ducks.

Choose varieties

The first step to prepare for a million-dollar business is always the selection of varieties.

Duck breeds suitable for terrestrial farming: Meat duck (CV Super M, Szarxvas, Peking duck, agricultural duck), egg specialist (grass duck, Khaki Campbell, CV 2000 Layer) and dual-use duck (gourd duck). , sea duck 15 – Dai Xuyen, Lang Son spotted duck…)

Choosing duck breeds on land must ensure the requirements for appearance such as beautiful feathers, bright eyes.. and health such as quick reaction.

Techniques for raising ducks on land

Duck farming on land can be raised in many forms, depending on the conditions to be able to choose different methods to raise livestock in the best way.

Raising ducks on land combined with planting trees

terrestrial farming combined with farming
Duck farming combined with planting trees. Source: Thai Cuong

Suitable conditions are that the land area must be spacious and airy, the garden must be large, and the trees must be over 1m high to avoid injuring the ducks. The soil is not salty, alum, porous so that it is suitable for growing selected plants. Outside using steel wire or bricks to prevent ducks from being lost due to running away or theft.

Raising ducks on land in cages

To raise ducks in cages successfully, it is necessary to meet the requirements of the barn.

Building a duck farm on land

How is the duck house on land?
Duck cage

Raising ducks on land, like raising other animals, is a necessary condition. The duck house must have a cool location in the summer, warm in the winter, dry, not wet to avoid bacteria from multiplying, away from residential areas.

Duck farming on land needs to be divided into separate cells for easy management. The common type of cage is an open-air cage, the design includes a barn, a yard and a swimming pond for ducks.

Materials: Can make use of wood, bamboo, thatched roofs… to save costs. Size: The cage is over 10m wide, depending on the number of farms to manage the density accordingly.

The roof of the barn: about 4m from the ground and has a certain slope. The floor of the barn is made of cement and tiled.

Playground: Spacious and airy, with green trees to create shade.

If breeding ducks are raised, laying nests must be arranged. Use fillers such as: dry straw, rice husks, dried sawdust.

Temperature: 1 – 3 days old ducks are 30 – 32 degrees Celsius, ducks from 4 days old or older reach 20 – 25 degrees Celsius.

Humidity: 60 – 70%.

Raising ducks on land in a cage with a playground

Playground made of cement or tiled. Must clean and tidy every day. The feeding trough is kept in the barn and the drinking trough is left in the playground.

Taking care of ducks when raised on land

How to make a duck brooder

How is the duckling's heart?
Standard duck brooder

To ensure the right density, the incubator can be made at home with a size of 2 x 1 x 0.5m ranging from 150 birds in the first week and about 100 in the second week.

In the incubator, there must be: feeding trough, drinking trough, heating hood, enclosed to avoid wind and rain that threaten the health of ducks.

Duck feed

Food must not be rancid or contaminated, check the quality of food regularly.

Ducks can eat foods such as bran, rice, corn, sorghum… to ensure enough energy, protein, calcium and vitamins. Ducks at each stage have different diets.

For example, ducklings are fed cooked rice mixed with some minerals. Ducks 5 – 8 weeks old are fed crushed cereal mixed together, a combination of bone meal, oyster meal, vitamins to improve the health of the ducks.

Note when raising breeding ducks

When raising breeding ducks, the main thing to keep in mind is the time it takes to harvest and harvest the eggs. For example, breeding ducks are more fertile in the first 2 years, and in the 3rd year onwards, the ability to lay eggs decreases. Every time you lay, the ducks need to rest. Ducks specializing in meat will give birth for 2 years.

How to stamp laying ducks

Exploding: This way we have to give the ducks fasting and drinking for 2 days. This method has many limitations because sometimes there are still offspring and the next year’s egg production is not of good quality, increasing slowly.

Stamping and plucking wings and tail feathers: Pull out all feathers on the wings and tail after feeding the ducks for 2 days without drinking. This method is more recommended because then the duck will stop laying, the egg production will increase rapidly.

Raising ducks on land should pay attention to epidemics, should check the health of ducks regularly, strictly adhere to vaccinations and vaccines, if you want to know more details, find out now:

Emilia Chaney
Emilia Chaney
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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