Ducks are very social animals, and therefore, at least two must be kept together. Many female ducks must be kept for each male in each farm, the perfect number, which will vary depending on the breed.
The best breed to keep will vary depending on whether the main reason for keeping them is eggs or meat, or whether you want them mainly as pets. Male duck known as the drakes and the females as the ducks and ducklings are infants or babies.
There are more than 40 breeds of domestic ducks, all of which are stem from either a Mallard or Muscovy duck. Domestic ducks usually live between 10-15 years, although the world record held by Mallard Drake, who lived in the old age of 27.
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