Duck Hunting Games

One of the fondest memories of my childhood is playing Duck Hunt on the original Nintendo 8 bit system when I used to be a kid way back in the 1980s! My friends and I use to sit around and play duck hunting games and shoot thousands of ducks. We really had a ton of fun with a small gray plastic light gun that you would point at the screen. This toy gun had a built in laser for shooting ducks on our console TV.

Nintendo games and video games in general have really developed into something spectacular since first being introduced in the 1970s. The first system our family got was an Atari and I thought that was cool back then. Then we got the Nintendo and were blown away by duck hunting games and Super Mario Brothers.

I am amazed by the videos games that are around today. I see graphics that are nearly lifelike, with absolutely incredible 3D perspectives and scenes. The most popular games in this area are first person shooter games. However, these types of games have a lot more action and violence than the old school duck hunting games I grew up with.

I walked into a local video arcade last week and was shocked to see how expensive it is to play a video game for only a few minutes. These games are very complicated and I am sure they must cost several thousand dollars. Modern day video arcade games make duck hunting games and other types of games I grew up with look completely ancient.

I have not found a video arcade in the area that still has duck hunting games like they use to have back in the 1990s. Most arcades would probably go out of business by having games like that with such primitive graphics. People today want to play the ultra violent first person shooter games where there is a lot of blood and gore.

All video games are so addictive and essentially a big waste of time. The problem is, once you start playing, it is hard to quit. In fact, when I was a child, I even rode my bike about 4 miles to the largest video arcade in the city, just to go play games for few hours.

It would really be nice to find a casual and laid back video arcade in the area with the kind of classic and low key video games that I grew up with. Playing silly duck hunting games on Nintendo, or even combat on Atari, was fun for hours when I was young.

Exploring the Possibility of Raising Ducks

We were asked a question once if it is feasible to venture in producing salted eggs for marketing in our town. We said that if the people here had acquired a taste for it as Manila people do and he could sell it at fifteen pesos a piece, it may turn out right. Ducks are one of the hardiest fowls. They could slurp muddy water without getting sick. They could eat what chickens do not. They thrive even when cold and could be self supporting.

When asked how many heads would be his initial flock, he said ten. The conversation almost ended then and there. We were not sure if the chap is serious or not. Ten ducks, when pronounced as one word, means a kick in the ass. However, we sensed that he was serious so we started computing.

A kilo of feed fit for ducks costs eighteen pesos a kilo. A kilo may feed a duck for five days. Since prolific ducks lay one egg a day, ten times fifteen will gross one hundred fifty pesos. Fewer eighteen pesos feed, that will be a net of one hundred thirty two pesos in five days. Right? Take away the thirty two pesos for care and miscellaneous that means salt coloring, fuel and labor act, he will have one hundred pesos after total expenses. Anyway the thirty two pesos will still go to him. Increase the number of ducks and profit will increase directly proportional to the number of the increase.

When asked what type of duck he is going to raise, he answered’ the “moscovies” pointing at a passing muscovy duck. Moscovies are easy to raise, he said. They practically need no care. They need no great deal of water and they can be self supporting, biting off tender banana shoots. We pointed out that moscovies, like any other ducks, get grimy and scruffy without available water. If the wings are not clipped, they fly off and get lost. When asked what breed would be ideal, we answered, the Pateros duck.

The Pateros duck, especially the khaki Campbell subspecies, are flightless, fast growing, early maturing and prolific egg layers. They are raised for balut and salted egg production. They look like wild ducks but cannot fly. They molt late, have short molting seasons and thrive on a diet of snails or kohol. They can subsist on chicken or hog feed here. They always come home to roost at night and lay eggs on the ground where they sleep. They only care they need is to give them enough feed, plenty of water to drink and bathe and to keep them from straying.

Since they need some attention the would-be duck raiser said he will think about it. Nothing in life is for free. One has to work for it. If duck raising is as easy, then everybody would raise ducks and nobody will buy.

Feeding Baby Ducks Properly – This Has a Direct Influence to the Overall Health of Your Ducks

Books on raising ducks have stressed the importance of a judicious feeding system in the overall health of poultry. If you’re raising ducks for profit, know that your ducks’ overall health has a direct influence on the profitability of your business. This means that if you want to rake in the profits, you’ll have to learn about feeding baby ducks properly.

Basic Feeding

In feeding baby ducks, you have to take into consideration the quantity as well as the quality of the food. You have to give what has the power to produce the largest amount of flesh and the leanest kind of meat. When these are attained, you can bet on your fowl business – no pun intended – to become ludicrous in no time at all. It’s not hard to find duck foods that can be bought in bulk and are of the highest quality. However, after you have accomplished this, you have to take into account the consequences that follow.

Common Problems

Fat hens are at high risk for a variety of diseases. Aside from this, they also cease to lay, prompting production to come to a halt – and your money to go down the drain. Fat drakes, meanwhile, usually become lazy enough to mate and do anything else. They are known to get apoplexy attacks and drop dead. These problems in feeding baby ducks can cause you your entire business. So, how do you avoid them?

Tried and Tested Solutions

It is imperative that you include unmedicated chick starter as well as unmedicated chicken grower feed when you’re in the early stage of feeding baby ducks. This way, they can get the nutrition they need without growing fat to the point of becoming useless, and stay safe from potentially fatal diseases. You must also include lots of water into their diet. Just make sure that the brooder litter stays dry and that the ducklings have no way of falling into the water container.

Weaning Means

When they mature, you’ll have to go about feeding baby ducks using chicken grower pellet feed, corn-grain scratch feed, and insoluble poultry feed. Customize your feeding schedule according to the habits of your ducklings, and switch to more protein-rich feeds once they turn into ducks.