Give the gift of a flock of ducks

Masammat Shahera Begum’s family received a flock of ducks from Heifer. The gift of a flock of ducks has changed their lives forever.

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Farmers’ Helpers

Farmers’ Helpers

Ducks are omnivores, eating a variety of food sources such as grass, aquatic plants, fish and worms, but they can also rid farms of pesky weeds and insects.

Constant Providers

Constant Providers

For millions of children around the world, it is duck eggs that provide the cornerstone of a healthy diet. They are also sold for income to pay for medicine and school fees.

Impervious Birds

Impervious Birds

Thanks to an intricate feather structure and waxy coating, a duck’s outer feathers are waterproof enough that even when underwater, its downy under-layer of feathers will stay completely dry.

Half Awake

Half Awake

Research shows that ducks have the ability to let half of their brain sleep while the other remains awake. This comes in handy for the detection of potential nighttime predators.

Worldly Birds

Worldly Birds

Ducks are more popular in Asia than in the West. They are raised extensively in China for their eggs and down.

Quack Fact

Quack Fact

A common but disproved myth is that duck quacks do not echo. Female ducks, or hens, make the signature quack noise commonly associated with ducks, while the male ducks, or drakes, have more of a raspy call.

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Masammat Shahera Begum
Alimganj Village, Bangladesh
Masammat Shahera Begum
Alimganj Village, Bangladesh