Abandoned duck gets a lift from Easton Farmers Market | Turkeys and Trophies


A white Pekin duck became the unofficial mascot of of the Easton Farmers Market last week after it settled into the fountain at Easton's Centre Square for a few days. Market Director Megan McBride was alerted to the duck's prescence after people posted photos of it on social media. Fortunately for the duck, whose wings might have been clipped,  farmers market intern Peter Todaro has experience working with fowl, having raised ducks on a farm in upstate New York on a previous internship. Todaro, who dubbed it "Sir Edward McQuacken," said it probably had been living in and drinking chlorinated water for a few days — not a healthy option for any animal. Todaro and farmers market worker Brittany Vokoun took the duck to the market office, washed it, fed it and relocated it to Wallens Mountain Farm in  Raubsville.

Pekin Ducks

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  1. CPDOTI's stalls drew a crowd with the high-value breeds on display - aseel cross (country breed), Chandighar broiler, ducks like khakhi Campbell (European breed) and Pekin (Chinese breed). “I buy each bird at less the `200 and sell it for over `350
  2. They're also selling about 600 white Pekin ducks for meat – "the Wonder Bread of ducks," he said, so called because of their wide availability. SpringRain has some 4 1/2- to 5-pound ducks for sale in the farm-stand freezer, which Bellow said he won't
  3. The thing is, most Pekin ducks like Billy can't actually fly so when the guy tried to set Billy free he realized that his plan was never going to work and that's when he got desperate and ended up calling us here at Mino Valley Farm Sanctuary asking
  4. Seven giant Pekin ducks, half dozen assorted chickens, four cats and an ever changing number of bunnies who live free in and out of the yard. I am 62 this week. I have many sustainable living skills. I bought this place a little over 4 years Want
  5. In what has become a great source of comfort for those visiting deceased loved ones at a southeast cemetery, Thursday's release of dozens of Pekin ducks celebrated 20 years of an annual, beloved ritual. Mountain View Memorial Gardens and cemetery 

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