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BioFuel Oasis

1441 Ashby Avenue

Berkeley, CA 94702

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DUCK DAY!

We will have our first ever Duck Day this spring on May 3rd, 2019. You can reserve three different breeds of ducks: Rouen, Pekin, and Cayuga. These ducks come from Metzer Farms, a family-owned farm in CA, and will only be a few days old when you pick them up. They are sexed female with a 90-95% success rate; meaning that you have a 90-95% chance that your duckling will be female.

Read more about our duckling program and breed descriptions below.

WHY KEEP DUCKS?

Pest control, egg production, fun!

Ducks are active foragers and consume large quantities of flies, mosquito larvae, a wide variety of garden pests (slugs, snails, grubs), and weed seeds. They can clean up pond water by removing aquatic weeds. They are considered easy to raise and fairly resistant to sickness and disease compared to other domestic fowl. Their eggs are larger than chickens’ and very protein-rich. They are beautiful and fun companions!

Ducks do not require ponds or large bodies of water to swim in, but they do love them!

DUCKLING ORIENTATION

At 11am on the day you pick up the ducklings, we have a short 15 minute orientation about ducklings and give you a handout with the basics. If you’ve never raised ducks before, we highly recommend that you come to this orientation, so you get off to a good start.

We sell a duckling starter kit that has everything you need to start off your ducks: brooder lamp and bulb, food. Get all of these brooding supplies here, and receive a $5 discount! You will also need a large, deep cardboard box to house them in and shredded newspaper to use as bedding.

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To reserve your ducklings, please call us up at (510)665-5509 and let us know how many of each breed you would like.

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For more information about the breeds we'll have in May, visit our website.

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