North Fork Sunday Scene: Pekin ducks on patrol

Holly Browder and her Pekin ducks at the Browder's Birds in Mattituck. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Holly Browder and her Pekin ducks at the Browder’s Birds in Mattituck. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch photos)

Holly and Chris Browder might be best known on the North Fork as organic chicken farmers, but the pair also have about a dozen Pekin ducks at their 16-acre farm, Browder’s Birds, in Mattituck.

The ducks lay about eight or nine eggs a day, which are sold for $10 a dozen, according to Ms. Browder. Duck eggs are typically larger than chicken eggs and are usually used for baking.

On a recent visit these winged waddlers could be seen quacking around the farm and enjoying a ride through the snow on a plastic sled.

The farm stand is located at 4050 Soundview Ave. in Mattituck. It is open from noon to five on weekends.

You can also find Browder’s Birds products at the Riverhead Farmers Market, located at 221 East Main Street in Riverhead.

See more photos below.

Previously:

Iron Pier has frozen over

Busy hens at 1760 Homestead

Snow day at Kujawski and Son Farm

The sun sets in New Suffolk

A break from winter

The North Fork Growing Season begins anew

Honoring Suffolk’s past

A very North Fork Christmas

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