We currently raise two breeds of ducks. Magpie ducks are a dual-purpose breed that was developed in the United Kingdom as both a meat breed and an egg layer. Indian Runners look like walking wine bottles and are superb egg-layers. There are also two Toulouse geese that live with the ducks and provide natural predator control. The ducks have served several purposes on the farm: they produce large, free-range eggs that we sell by the dozen. Duck eggs can be used just like chicken eggs and are unsurpassed for baking. We also use the ducks as sheep “stand-ins” for herding demonstrations with our Border Collies, as well as for training the dogs.