Considering raising a few ducks? Ducks, especially Pekins, are fast growers that will be ready to eat at weeks of age. Ducks are always a highlight of my day, especially the cute little ducklings in the brooder! I enjoy baby poultry of all kinds, really, but ducklings are the ones that make me smile the most.
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Pekin ducks are white in colour and a large breed that was domesticated over years ago. Although the location is often disputed, all agree it was probably somewhere in Southeast Asia. The Pekin duck was standardised in the UK in We hope you enjoy! Newly hatched ducklings, East branch farm.
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The Pekin duck is a domesticated duck used primarily for egg and meat production. It was bred from the Mallard in China, it was brought to the United States about , where it is the most popular commercial duck breed. Due to its friendly nature, more and more people are enjoying this breed as pets. Their average lifespan if not used for meat production is about 9 to 12 years.
Spring and Easter are times of renewal. In many cultures around the world, the egg is an ancient symbol of rebirth, fertility and new life. Imagine how surprised and impressed you might have been thousands of years ago to watch a living baby duck or chicken emerge from an egg and immediately walk around. It would seem like a miracle. Painted eggs, egg hunts and gifts to children of irresistible baby ducklings or chickens some even colored with dye are associated with Easter by many people.