Category Archives: Raising Ducklings

When it comes to my baby chick order, what is drop shipping?

As the annual live chick ordering frenzy ramps up into full gear during the spring months, you may have seen what is sometimes considered a dirty word/term in the backyard chickens and hatchery world – “drop shipping”. What is drop shipping when it comes to live chickens, ducks, geese, game birds, etc.? The term “drop ship” means […]

Black Friday Deals for Chicken Owners

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Black Friday Deals for Chicken Owners Well, that dubious day of American consumerism is upon us – Black Friday (and Black Friday’s younger but quickly growing cousin, Cyber Monday). In true Amazon fashion, there are some amazing deals to be had online.  Earlier this year in July, Amazon had it’s Prime Day, and there were […]

Free Range vs. Pasture Raised Chicken: What is the Difference?

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Those labels on chicken can be confusing – and understanding the difference between different chicken raising practices is key if you intend to raise your own chickens, whether for eggs, meat, or both. Consumers have become very aware of factory farming and are often willing to pay more for chicken or eggs that they know […]

Properly Brooding Wood and Mandarin Ducklings

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This article will show you how to properly and safely brood mandarin and wood ducklings right on your own farm or inside your home!

Breeding 101: Tips and Tricks on Breeding your Ornamental Ducks

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Ornamental ducks are a little different from standard ducks, but not that different! Learn how to breed them effectively!

Gardening with Poultry

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If you have chickens on your farm, you may be surprised to learn that these guys, along with chickens, guineas and more, have quite the green thumb as well.

Mail-Order Chicks: What You Need to Know

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Ordering chicks by mail might seem strange, but it’s actually pretty safe! Read more about how to handle getting your own chicks shipped!

Broody Hens: Tips for Nest-Sitters

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Broody hens can sometimes be tricky to deal with. Learning how to deal with a broody hen and a hatch of eggs is incredibly important for flock owners.

How to Integrate New Birds to Chicken Flock

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Learn how to safe and effectively integrate birds into your flock without upsetting or disrupting the pecking order and mood of the flock.