Episode-1538- Matt McDougall of 50 Ducks in a Hot Tub — 10 Comments

  1. Great show today. I have been following 50 Ducks in a Hot Tub based on your recommendation via email Jack. I’m at high altitude here in Colorado and he has some great shows showing the challenges of having ducks in the cold and how to deal with them. I’m ordering my girls next month.

  2. Oh I can’t wait to listen to this one. I’ve been to Renfrew many times about twenty years ago. Renfrew was a small lumber town back in the day I believe, everyone know pretty well everyone. Matt if you are reading this, is there an off chance you know any Enright’s from up that way?

    • I live in PEI now, but am from Cornwall Ontario, and lived in Ottawa for ten years.

  3. I had an issue with my duck’s eggs making my stomach bloated/gassy. I recently found out that a friend of mine had a similar issue. Any thoughts or suggestions in regards to this? My ducks were 100% free range and had a very broad diet.

    • I can’t help but wonder if it has something to do with the higher fat content. Some folks have a harder time digesting fat for whatever reason, so I wonder if some digestive enzymes would solve this issue. Just thinking out loud here…

  4. I really enjoyed this episode, you could really feel the energy and enthusiasm he has towards his animals and his farm.
    I think an episode could be done on a topic that wasn’t looked into. It was about how Matt was targeted by the local government that targeted him. It sounds like Matt said some nasty things, that even if true, is a poor game plan. I rarely pays buck heads with them because they have for all practical purposes, they have unlimited resources, our tax dollars. If one wants to challenge the local government, you need strong support from your community and need people on your side in both the government and the local press. I think it is here where one should get involved, running for local government positions.

    Why do I feel that just handing processed ducks to the poor is not all that beneficial to all parties involved? First, why can’t the poor process the ducks off the property as a group effort? Wouldn’t it be cool if they would kill, pluck, and finish processing them, all family age groups? Maybe getting them away from the stupid boob tube would be too difficult. Maybe Matt could buy equipment(like a plucker) and then rent it out to groups that have the desire to support local farmers that really care about their livestock. Talk is cheap, making the extra effort and taking time out to support local farmers is what really makes a difference.

  5. Great episode…just an FYI: it’s actually vitamin D3 that needs K2 in order to be absorbed properly and utilitized effectively, not calcium. Though the physiology is codependent, it is an important distinction. The science isn’t really new but it’s great to know that duck eggs are so high.