Breeding ducks that we originally maintained into a promising business is everyone’s right. As long as they are able to care for, feed, and provide whatever is needed by their animals, breeding their pet is legal.
It will not be a problem if you take such a decision considering that our pets also have a beneficial impact. Especially if we look after animals that have high economic value. Economic values such as being searched for by people to be nurtured, beneficial to all parts of their body, or can be used as medicine, usually can change a person’s decision to breed their pet animal.
The benefits offered often make people not think long when they will breed an animal, as well as people raising poultry like duck. Since ducks also have high economic value, breeding them is a smart choice. Apart from being self-consumed, you can also sell their breeding products such as their meat, eggs and feathers to others. Given the need for eggs and duck meat is currently also high, many people are looking for duck raw materials at affordable prices. As an independent business, you can make prices below the market price to hook them. You can also save on buying meat and duck eggs because you can produce it yourself at home. Usually, people want to breed ducks but are constrained by costs and land.
Then, what things do you need to consider if you want to breed your duck pet? Here we go.
Talk about budget, this is the main thing if you decide to breed your pet duck. If you keep one or two ducks in your home, it will not be a crucial problem that disrupts your finance. Breeding ducks means you also have to feed more ducks. Not only do adults need to be fed, their baby who need special food need to be fed. You might be able to allow older duck to find their own food by releasing them in the backyard, but that can’t be applied to baby duck. If you force a baby duck to put it together with adult duck, the baby duck will be stepped on. In addition to being trampled on, baby duck will also not get enough food supplies because they are losing the fight with adult duck. Besides the budget for food, you also need to think about the budget for their cage. If you maintain the same type of duck, you might be able to place your duck in the same cage, but if you maintain different types of duck you should avoid placing them in the same cage. Apart from being able to fight, the division of territorial power will make them incessant conflict. After the cage budget and meal, you also need to think about the budget for their other need such as vaccines, vitamins, and additional facilities such as ponds. So, are you ready to prepare the budget first?
The next thing you need to think about is land. If you have a large house area, you don’t need to worry when you want to breed your pet duck. But if you have a narrow house, you should think again when you will breed your duck. You might be able to rent land if you want to impose the desire to breed duck, but is it effective for your finances? If you think that breeding your pet duck is something that doesn’t have high urgency, you should undo it. It would be very impossible to put all your duck in the house, right? You might be able to hack into your house’s narrow land by erecting a cage to the top, but it also requires a cage area that comparable to the condition per duck tail. It should the condition of the ducks have a broad area that facilitates the movement of ducks in it. Duck also need to move inside their cages because when it comes rain or conditions that don’t allow the duck to get out of the cage, they can still move around in their own cages.
If you are a busy person who doesn’t have much free time, you should refrain from breeding your pet duck. Breeding duck requires extra time and energy. You have to take care of the cages, clean them, feed your duck, take care of their baby, give them vaccines, take care of them if they are sick, don’t you think it all takes time to take it? You might be able to order or pay someone to do it all, but will finding someone who can be trusted is that easy? Certainly not that easy. After all you need to teach them first before you give them access to take care of your pet. People who should know more about your animals are yourself.
Pond is one of the needs of a duck. Duck likes to swim. Even better every morning they wander to swim in the lake. If you breed duck in your home, you should prepare a pond to facilitate their swimming activities. If you don’t have more budget to build a pool, you can use a rubber swimming pool that is used by children to swim.
- Duck type
There are a lot of types of ducks that can be maintained well that are familiar to be kept in home and wild ducks that you bring to your home to maintain. Usually, duck that are commonly kept at home are also commonly bred as livestock. But wild ducks that are usually kept at home are not necessarily able to breed large quantities. If you maintain more than one type of duck in your home, it is not recommended to mix them in the same cage. They can fight over territory and make a scene.
Breeding duck will certainly have an impact on the environment. The impact can be in the form of waste that can pollute around your home. The environment that is affected by this activity is not only outward but also internally oriented. Your neighbours will definitely feel the impact of your activity, but the most exposed are your family. If you want to breed your duck, make sure to clean the cage so that you and your family are not exposed to the disease. Also, make sure no one is allergy to poultry in your home.
Whether for resale or self-consumption at home, breeding your pet should be prepared as well as possible so as not to cause problems in the future. The problems that arise from the home industry will be large and can criminalize you if you do not prepare properly and correctly. Understand the regulations governing the home industry if you intend to make this breed the main road to doing business. Also understand the regulations governing environmental cleanliness. Even though your home is your own territory, it doesn’t mean you live alone in this world. You have neighbours who have the same rights as you, think of them too.
If needed, you can consult with people who are experienced or have a poultry industry in their home. Also make sure you have support and all the things you need to breed your duck.