Shell Ducks

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This type of duck include

  • Australian Shell
  • European Shell
  • New Zealand Shell
  • Ruddy Shell
  • South African Shell
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Shelducks and sheldgeese inhabit every continent except North America and Antartica but are mainly found in the southern hemisphere. They are not best suited to a starters’ wildlife collection due to their territorial nature and temperament.

Shelducks are more aquatic than sheldgeese, eating vegetation, invertebrates, small shellfish and aquatic snails. They form strong pair bonds and are highly territorial. Both male and female are quarrelsome. Common shelduck can be introduced to a mixed collection but most relatives tend to be aggressive especially during the breeding season.

Sheldgeese are essentially vegetarian whereas shelducks are more omnivorous. They spend considerable time ashore and some species regularly perch in trees. Sheldgeese form strong pair bonds, possibly for life. Many are put off keeping them as both male and female are inclined to fight, they may kill other waterfowl and as a result, sheldgeese must be housed as separate pairs.

This type of duck includes

  • Australian Shell
  • European Shell
  • New Zealand Shell
  • Ruddy Shell
  • South African Shell

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Passionate about poultry

Passionate about poultry

We all love working with poultry. Between us there is over 8 decades of experience in owning all types of poultry as a hobby and commercially. Our poultry team have qualifications in animal and poultry care. All our team participate in our regular training sessions led by top poultry vets.

Plenty of poultry

Plenty of poultry

As well as our breeds of chickens we have ducks, geese, quail, peafowl and guinea fowl, beautiful wildfowl and even rheas. All kept in a beautiful farm setting overlooking the Creedy valley. We have poultry paddocks, open fronted barns, a quackery, parkland and brooder areas where all our birds can be seen.

Perfect Poultry

Perfect Poultry

All our point of lay birds come with a 28-day health guarantee. We hatch and rear most of our own birds or use partner farms to rear our birds for us to our exacting standards. Our business is all about poultry. We offer free friendly practical and simple advice on everything we sell here.

Plus, more than Poultry

Plus, more than Poultry

As a working farm we also have pygmy goats, sheep, deer , pigs , wallabies to purchase (advance notice needed) We also have a fabulous shop here selling everything poultry from feed and bedding to housing plus a range of other feeds for your small holding animals.