Feeding fowl might seem straight forward, but depending on your flock and the type of birds you have, you may need some guidance in choosing the right feed!
Ducks and geese might be beautiful breeds of poultry, but they're also very useful. They're excellent foragers who will protect your farm and garden!
Despite what you may think about mail order birds, the USPS is able to mail day-old birds because the unique nature of hatching poultry.
Brooding a new hatch of chicks may seem daunting, but with the right preparation, just about anyone can be successful in this endeavor.
The practice of raising chickens on a small-scale farm is not new. Backyard chickens have been kept for their benefits and beauty for many many years!
There is no reason that unwanted ducks or chicks should ever be dumped or destroyed. Here are several options one can use to help find them a good home.
As ducklings mature to about 8 weeks of age, their care demands will change such that they need access to water and will require more space.
For the most part, pet ducks have been bred to the point of where they can't really fly away. Smaller breeds may still be able to jump pretty high …
Do duck get along with other pets? To put it briefly...not really. While they can be valuable contributors to the farm, they often don't mix with others.
Ducks don't strike most people as winter animals. That being said, they're extremely hardy. With proper preparation, you can raise ducks in the winter.