Wood Ducks for Sale
Wood Ducks when available are for Sale in our new Online Store
When you buy Your next Wood Ducks from Mallard Lane Farms you will get more than just great birds.
You will get our over 10 years of experience in raising selling and shipping wild waterfowl.
We are knowledgeable breeders of every bird we sell and all birds come with email support for any questions or concerns you may have about your new birds for the entire lifetime of those birds.
All birds we ship come with our "live arrival guarantee" (see details on our shipping info page) which is one of the best shipping guarantees in the business.
All birds ship directly from our farm , we do not use other farms to drop ship orders for us.
We sincerely appreciate all of our customers, our farm depends on you and could not exist without you.
Wood ducks are typically available for sale July-December. Even though we raise many of the beautiful birds each year this is a species that normally sells out quickly.
You can find wood ducks for sale in our new onlinestore or you can also check out our price list and availability page. A waiting list is also kept year round.
For additional information on wood ducks please visit our Wood Duck Page.
Check out the pictures below of the different colors of Wood Ducks we raise.
Wood Duck general care information
Wood ducks are great birds for beginners. They are cold hardy and can be kept in a mixed collection. Wood ducks often will breed their first spring. They will use a raised style box for nesting. For best fertility it is recommend to keep wood ducks in pairs. Wood ducks are usually a very nervous bird in the aviary, they spook easily, and will benefit from an enclosure with site barriers on the sides. They also like to have perches and hiding places. They have no special dietary needs and can be feed the same as other waterfowl. For more info on what we feed our birds here at Mallard Lane Farms please check out our car info page. More information on Wood Ducks can be found on our Wood duck page.
Other information can be found on our about ducks pages.
For information on aviaries for wood ducks please check out the about Our aviaries page.
More Information on Wood Duck
The Wood Duck is well known in aviculture, it is considered by many to be North America's most ornamental and most colorful duck. The Wood Duck and it's close relative the Mandarin are often the first ducks a beginner obtains. They are extremely hardy, easy to care for, and will get along well with others in a mixed collection.
Wood Ducks are cavity nesters and will require a raised box for nesting. A ratio of three boxes for every two nesting pairs is recommended. They can breed their first Spring, however fertility is usually better their second year. While their cousin, the Mandarin will commonly trio, I myself have had no success at breeding Wood Ducks in trio's. The breeding season is in Spring, and begins in March in my region, however I have collected eggs as early as February and once in December. Clutches range from 10-16 eggs and are incubated for 28 to 30 days. If the eggs are removed early in incubation the hen will often produce a second clutch. Second clutches will normally consist of less eggs than the first.
While most experienced waterfowl aviculturist find wood duck ducklings fairly easy to raise, many people attempting it for the first time find them quite challenging. For the beginner excessive losses of ducklings at about 4-6 days of age is common, and usually results from the fact that they did not settle down enough to begin eating, or did not like the food or the way it was presented.
At Mallard Lane Farms we start our Wood Ducks on Mazuri Waterfowl Starter. Listed below are a few tips that we commonly use to get these ducklings eating.
Sprinkle foods on brooder floor and onto the ducklings themselves
Smear moistened food onto sides of brooder
Place food in small containers of water (we use pickle jar lids) mazuri will float
Put a duckling of another species (of about the same size) in with them. This duckling will help teach them to eat.
Feed live meal worms
Wood ducks are available in several different color mutations which include the apricot Wood Duck, white wood duck, and the very beautiful silver Wood Duck and the rare platinum wood duck, all are currently bred in the US.