Raising Ducks on a Small Agroforestry Farm

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Steve and Elizabeth Gabriel, Wellspring Forest Farm and School | 2019 | 21 pages

This guide, authored by Steve and Elizabeth Gabriel, shares their experience raising ducks on their farm in Trumansburg, New York.

The guide includes the following topics.

  • Key considerations for raising ducks
  • Breeds
  • Basic care
  • Infrastructure tips and tricks
  • Duck products

The Gabriels say, “This document is gathered from our experience at Wellspring Forest Farm after raising ducks for six seasons on a backyard and small commercial scale. It is not meant to be a complete reference for duck raising, but rather aims to serve as a guide for anybody interested in some real world experience raising ducks The information we chose to include here are things that we wish we’d known from the outset of our duck rearing adventure.”

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This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.