Meet the fruit-eating, free-range ducks of Great Ocean Duck farm
There are plenty of happy quackers on this free-range, coastal duck farm that supplies some of Melbourne’s top restaurants.
Imagine getting to spend all day eating and drinking as much as you like while swanning about in a lush green paddock.
That’s just daily life for the 1,500 Argyle and Pekin ducks at Great Ocean Ducks, a free-range duck farm on the Great Ocean Road.
Jodi Clarke, owner of Great Ocean Ducks, says that the lush, windswept landscape is perfect for rearing calm and cheerful ducks. “We pride ourselves on trying to produce happy animals and not stressed animals,” Clarke says.
“For us, it’s really important that they’re not stressed and they’re just cruising around on their own.”