Duck Rearing

Project Profile
  • Ducks are raised in sheds which vary from naturally ventilated (open-sided) sheds to fully enclosed climate controlled tunnel ventilated houses.
  • So, Commercial duck meat production is a full-time specialized business which  requires significant investment in both time and money.
  • The Australian industry processes 8 million birds annually and is worth an estimated amount of $100 million.
  • The major breeds available for meat production in Australia are Pekin, Mallard ducks, Muscovy, Aylesbury, Runner and Rouen and crosses of these breeds. The Pekin duck (Anas Domesticus) is the one predominant breed which is used for meat production in Australia.
  • Similar to chicken meat operations, the capital 
    investment and development costs for duck
    farming depends on some factors, including Land prices, Size of the enterprise, Service and Infrastructure, Application requirements and Design considerations.
  • For a duck plant of the size indicated 10 acres of land should be ample.
  • In figuring on the amount of housing required for this number of breeding ducks, it is necessary to figure on 2-1/2 to 3 square feet of floor space per bird, 3 square feet being better than 2-1/2.
  • This would require a housing space 20 feet deep by 120 feet long.
  • An adequate water supply is must. This will consist of a well or spring furnishing an ample amount of water, a power pump and a water supply tank. And also make sure to provide adequate heating, especially if you are rearing ducklings.
  • Investment in the business exclusive of working capital, i.e., the money in the land and buildings and other equipment would require under present conditions about $1,000 for each thousand ducks marketed.
  • In other words, in a plant of this size, close to $30,000 would be invested.
  • Make your farm not smaller than 3.5 to 4 sq. ft for every duck as this will give enough space for the ducks to move freely.
  • As they grow, they need more space, so better plan to build a shelter that will not hinder their movement as they are growing.
  • Maintain enough number of ducks in a coop as this will reflect good output during the harvest time.
  • Seafood like shrimps, fishes, clamps, shells etc. are the most common and very nutritious food for ducks.
  • However if these are not available, you may give them a combination of feeds and chicken laying mass.
  • To increase their egg production, give your egg laying ducks with supplementary feed.
  • It is said that more than 22 million ducks are being raised in the US each year.
  • Introduction to commercial duck farming
  • Integrated Rice-Duck
  • Brooding and rearing ducks
  • Six Duck Breeds For Your Small Farm
  • Ecologic Duck Farming in Savannakhet
  • The Fine Art of Duck Rearing
  • Video on Duck farming


  • Estimate of Equipment and Capital Necessary in Starting the Business
  • Raising Ducks - 5 Start-Up Tips for Beginners when Rearing Ducks
  • How to Start a Duck Farm
  • Pointers on Raising Ducks
  • Duck management guide

Business Guide

  • 5 Crucial Steps to Make Raising Ducks An Enjoyable Activity
  • Duck Farming Tips
  • Ducks - production guide
  • A Quick Guide to Raising Ducks
  • Duck Farming Guide - How To Keep Ducks Properly and Get The Full Satisfaction
  • What You Need to Know If You Plan to Raise Ducks Yourself
  • Training Material on Duckry Farming for Improvement of Livelihoods

Farms in India

  • Duck rearing system in southern coastal districts of Bangladesh
  • Migratory Duck farming in India
  • Fish -Duck Integrated Farming in Assam
  • On the move
  • Food Security for Ultra-Poor in Haor Region
  • Technology for Duck - Fish integrated farming system in Goa


  • Duck-To-Farm invests in Smart
  • Duck Farm in Indonesia Seeks Investors to Expand
  • UK firm cancels investment in massive Jiangxi foie gras farm
  • Donstar commissions Russia's largest duck farm


  • Raising Ducks for Profit?
  • Tips on Self-Mixed Feeds for Profitable Duck Egg Production
  • Profits in Ducks and Geese
  • Profitable Poultry Production


  • Duck rearing in village ponds enhanced towards livelihood in tribal areas Odisha
  • Model Scheme on Duck Rearing for Small Marginal and Agricultural Labourers and other weaker sections
  • Duckery unit
  • Duck farm park project
  • Project report for establishment of duck farm consisting of 1000 khaki camp bell ducks
  • Detail project report
    For establishment of a “layer poultry estate” in orissa

Company profiles

  • Company from Chennai
  • Company from Hyderabad
  • Company from Ireland
  • Company from Kerala
  • Another Company from Kerala


  • Consultancy from Kolkata
  • Online Consultancy1
  • Online Consultancy2

Duck Farms

  • Farm in U.K
  • Farm in U.S.A
  • Farm in Kerala


  • Method and system for managing animal waste in an animal breeding farm
  • Composition and methods for improved avian performance
  • Method of using sound for attracting and grading fish
  • Process for the preparation of a lyophilized vaccine against duck virus hepatitis
  • Feed additives for ducks


  • Review of free-range duck farming systems in Northern Vietnam
  • Improved duck production of
    small-scale farmers in Asia
  • Market Scene Profiles: Hudson Valley Duck Farm
  • Structure and Dynamics of the Duck Industry
  • Commercial Duck poultry

Rearing process

  • How to rear mallard ducks at home with minimum equipment
  • Integrated fish-duck farming


  • Impact of duck rearing training on technology Dissemination
  • Floor-watering system
    for Duck rearing and finishing
  • Status and socio-economic significance of wetland in the tropics: a study from Bangladesh
  • Duck Rearing in the face of Climatic Vulnerability
  • Improving floodplain management through adaptive learning networks in Bangladesh
  • Ducks out of Water


  • Aroor system of sustainable duck rearing in Kerala
  • Indigenous technical knowledge in duck production in Tamil Nadu
  • Effect of Integrated Rice-Duck Farming on Rice Yield, Farm Productivity, and Rice-Provisioning Ability of Farmers
  • Study on rural duck production systems in selected areas of Bangladesh
  • Welfare of ducks in intensive units
  • Raising ducks in small flocks

Videos Links

  • Duck rearing in Bangladesh
  • Floating Garden and Duck Rearing
  • Duck rearing - a success story Odia PRADAN Odisha
  • Duck farming kerala, turky farm kerala
  • Duck farming in uttar pradesh india