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Chickens are very popular among acreage owners, but they aren't your only choice when it comes to raising poultry. Give these birds a try!
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Lucky ducks

Ducks are raised primarily for meat, but they can also be used for their eggs, and as fun pets. Pekin, Rouen and Muscovy are popular breeds. Smaller, ornamental bantam breeds like Calls, Indias, Wood Ducks, and Mandarins are also fun to raise as a hobby. They look great next to the pond and can be entered in shows.

Learn more:
Choosing a backyard duck breed

Date Published: April 13, 2012
Date Updated: May 1, 2012

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