Welcome to Duckopolis.
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Duckopolis is a farm located west of Edmonton Alberta that breeds quality ducks, chickens, geese, peafowl, guinea fowl, turkeys, and sheep. Duckopolis has poultry available in day old chicks up to mature birds; we do not sell hatching eggs. We are able to ship across Canada, but do not ship to the US. We also make delivery trips to meet customers at central locations throughout Western Canada.
Duckopolis was started in May of 2005 by Trent Smith when I was 10. I started with one pair of call ducks and have now expanded to the various breeds of poultry and sheep offered today. I have been around poultry and sheep as well as cows and horses my entire life. I started breeding ducks in 2005, and expanded to chickens in 2009. Peafowl were added in 2010, geese followed in 2011, and then turkeys and guineas in 2012. My sheep flock was started by my parents when I was 2 years old with 2 ewes; we kept a small flock, usually less than a dozen sheep, up until 2012 when I started expanding the flock. I now have around 90 head of sheep.
I have over 100 different varieties of animals that are now offered at Duckopolis. Currently I focus on breeding Marans, Orpington, and Silkie chickens; Call, Indian Runner, and Muscovy Ducks; and Pilgrim and Sebastopol Geese. These varieties are the ones that I am constantly striving to breed to show standards and always looking to improve. Crested ducks, and the peafowl, turkeys, and guineas are also bred here at Duckopolis.
The other varieties that I offer are sourced for customers from the US. In 2012 I did a test run to see if there would be interest in this and I had a great response. The breeds that are under Utility Hens, More Ducks, and More Geese are the breeds that I import. The utility hens are brought in as all females and they are very useful as backyard chickens. These represent the breed type and variety however they are utility birds not show stock. They will usually lay more eggs than a show bird of the same breed. The breeds of ducks and geese imported are all straight run; they range between utility and breeding quality birds. If you are interested in the background of these birds please contact me directly and I will be glad to discuss them in more depth.
Currently I breed Registered Babydoll and purebred Cheviot and Suffolk as well as commercial sheep. My ewes all stay together throughout the spring/summer and fall in large pastures. We have always locked our ewes up at night, a practice that was started to help protect them from predators. Even though I now have Maremma and Akbash livestock guardian dogs (as well as a mini donkey) with the sheep I have continued this practice as you can never be too careful. The flock is separated and rams turned out in early November for early April lambing.
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