The male wood duck is one of the most beautifully decorated birds in north America. Wood ducks are hardy and easy to keep and they are probably the most commonly kept wild duck in the United States today. They are often one of the first species that beginners acquire. And most collections have at least 1 pair of these stunning birds. 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. If kept on open water wood ducks should be pinioned or at least kept wing clipped. These birds 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 care info page.
Other information about wood ducks can be found on our "Temperament" page and our "How we raise our ducks" page.
For information on aviaries for wood ducks please check out the "Our aviaries page".
Wood ducks come in several different color mutations. Although the mutations are not as brightly colored as the normal male, all of the color mutations have their own unique charm. More information on Wood Ducks and the genetics behind the color mutations can be found the individual listings below.
Wood Ducks for Sale From Mallard Lane Farms
Shipping available year round. Live arrival is guaranteed.
When you buy your 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 best 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 throughout the fall into spring. Even though we raise a large amount of these beautiful birds each year this is a species that usually sells out.
A waiting list is also kept year round.