At Doug's Ducks our mission is simple:
To provide wholesome naturally raised free-range duck and chickens to local consumers and businesses.
Doug's Ducks is a small Welsh Harlequin Duck farm located in West Greenwich, RI.
The Welsh Harlequin is a fairly new breed, developed by Leslie Bonnett in Wales from two off-colored Khaki Campbell ducklings in 1949. They came to the United States in 1968 and were accepted into the American Poultry Association in 2001 in the Light Duck class. They are becoming a very popular breed due to their multipurpose characteristics. They have excellent egg production abilities due to their Khaki Campbell background yet retain the instinct to sit and hatch a nest full of ducklings. They are calm, inquisitive and excellent foragers. They seem to be the calmest bird on our farm.
They can also make an outstanding dressed bird as their under-feathers are almost exclusively white making their carcass as pretty as a pure white bird. Interestingly, they can be sexed after hatching with 90% accuracy by their bill color. Darker bills mean a male and lighter bills ending in a dark spot are normally females. Within several days this distinction disappears. They are also a beautiful bird, especially the feather patterns and colors on the adult females.
Where do you sell your eggs?---We currently sell our eggs at our small farm by appointment. Please email us for more details. Limited delivery is available. How many birds do you have?---We have about 35 ducks who are free to roam on our three acre farm, but our flock is always growing to meet the demand for our eggs. How do you house your ducks/chickens?---They have a duck house /chicken coop as well as a run, but during the day they are free to roam our 3 acre farm.
Email for pick-up and limited delivery.
Egg pick up location at the farm can be arranged with advanced notice
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