Bali duck farming is common in it’s native area, because it is one of the oldest domestic duck breeds. It is a lightweight breed and also known by some other names such as the Crested Runner duck or Balinese Crested duck.
As the name suggests, the Bali duck originally came from the beautiful island of Bali to the east of Java. And the breed is generally uncommon outside of Bali.
Commercial Bali duck farming is less popular and most of the people generally raise these ducks for decoration purpose or as pets. Although the breed is a good egg layer, but not a too good meat duck breed (mainly for it’s smaller size).
The Bali ducks are smaller in size and they have similarities to the Indian Runner duck in terms of appearance. They are good for eggs production and can also be raised for meat, although they are smaller in size.
Commercial Bali duck farming is less popular, because these ducks are not too good for meat production. Although you can make good profit from Bali duck farming business if you can sell the ducks as pets or for decoration purpose.
How to Start Bali Duck Farming
Starting Bali duck farming business is very easy and simple. Because these ducks are relatively strong and hardy. Here we are trying to describe more information about starting and operating a successful Bali duck farming business from purchasing ducks to caring and marketing.
First of all, try to purchase very good quality, disease free and healthy ducks from any of your nearest poultry market or existing Bali duck farms. You can also search your local online classified websites for purchasing ducks.
Making a good house is important for Bali duck farming business. Because a good house not only helps the ducks to stay healthy but also helps them to stay safe and secure from different types of predators and adverse weather conditions.
Install good ventilation system inside the house. And ensure flow of sufficient amount of fresh air and light inside the house.
Try to make the house in such a way so that you can easily clean the house. As a smaller sized breed, a mature Bali duck will require between 3 and 4 square feet housing space.
Feeding the birds with nutritious and good quality foods is the most important part of Bali duck farming business. Because without providing good food, you can’t expect good growth and good health of the ducks. So always try to provide your ducks with enough good food. And never provide them with contaminated foods.
You can feed your ducks with ready-made or commercial duck feeds, or poultry feeds. As a smaller sized breed, a mature Bali duck will require around 130 grams of food daily. And always provide your ducks with enough clean and fresh water as per their demand.
Keep one male with 8-10 female ducks for successful breeding. Doing this will ensure production of maximum fertile eggs.
The Bali ducks are very strong and hardy birds. So they generally require less caring and other management. They are excellent foragers and will consume most of their diet foraging (if you allow them to roam freely). The Bali ducks are also excellent pest controller just like the Indian Runner ducks.
However, taking additional care of your Bali ducks will ensure good growth of your ducks and also ensure good health of your ducks. So always try to take good care of your birds. Vaccinate them timely and keep good contact with a vet in your area.
Marketing duck’s products is not a problem. Because both meat and eggs of the ducks have very good demand and value in the market. So you will probably be able to easily sell your products in the local market. Although you should set your marketing strategies before starting this business.
These are the common steps and ways for starting and operating a successful Bali duck farming business. Hope this guide has helped you! Good luck and may God bless you!