Pomeranian duck farming is common and popular in the areas where these ducks are available. The breed was originated from Germany and named after ‘Pomerania’, a Baltic sea coast region in Germany.
The Pomeranian ducks also share the same ancestors just like some other northern European duck breeds such as the Shetland duck and the Swedish Blue duck. It is a landrace and found on the home farms in the Pomerania district in the north-eastern part of Europe (on the border of Germany and Sweden).
The Pomeranian ducks are also known by some other different names such as Pommern and Pommernente in German. Some other domestic duck breeds such as Shetland and Swedish Blue all were originated from the coastal areas of Sweden, Germany and Holland.
The Pomeranian ducks are very beautiful, but they were not developed for their beauty. Rather they were developed as a good dual-purpose breed for both meat and eggs production purpose. And today the Pomeranian ducks are mainly raised as an utility bird for both meat and eggs production purpose.
As a good dual-purpose breed, commercial Pomeranian duck farming can be a very good business idea. And you can make good profit if you can manage everything perfectly.
How to Start Pomeranian Duck Farming
Starting Pomeranian duck farming business is just like starting a duck farming business with any other domestic duck breeds. The Pomeranian ducks are very strong and hardy animals and they generally require less caring and other management.
Here we are describing everything about starting and operating a successful Pomeranian duck farming business from purchasing ducks to caring and marketing.
First of all, try to purchase very good quality, healthy and disease free ducks from any of your nearest poultry market or existing Pomeranian duck farms. You can also search your local online classified websites for purchasing ducks.
Making a good housing not only helps the ducks to stay healthy, but also helps them to stay safe from predators and adverse weather conditions. So making a good, comfortable and safe house for the ducks is very important.
Install good ventilation system and ensure flow of sufficient fresh air and light inside the house. And make the house in such a way so that you can easily clean the house. As a medium sized breed, a mature Pomeranian duck will require around 4 square feet housing space.
Feeding the birds with very good quality and nutritious food is the most important part of Pomeranian duck farming business. So always try to feed your ducks with very good quality and nutritious food, and never feed them with contaminated foods.
For commercial Pomeranian duck farming purpose, you can feed your ducks with ready-made commercial duck feeds or poultry feeds. And always try to provide your ducks with enough clean and fresh water as per their demand.
The Pomeranian ducks are naturally very good breeders. And they will breed easily if you can keep right ratio of male and female ducks together. Generally one breeding duck is enough for breeding 7-10 female ducks.
The Pomeranian ducks are generally very strong and hardy birds, and they require less caring and other management. Although taking additional caring will ensure good health and good growth of the birds.
So try to take good care of your ducks. Vaccinate them timely and always try to keep good contact with a vet in your area.
Marketing duck’s products is not a problem. Because both meat and eggs of the Pomeranian duck have very good demand and value in the market.
So you will probably be able to sell the products easily in your local market. Although you should set your marketing strategies before starting this business.
These are the common steps for starting and operating a successful Pomeranian duck farming business. Hope this guide has helped you! Good luck & may God bless you!