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Just What is a Chicken? And Why This Really Matters

chicken history

Understanding “Chicken History” can actually really come in handy when it comes to truly understanding what makes these little guys tick.

7 Things to Consider when Starting Your First Flock

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Raising a poultry flock takes a lot of thinking prior to starting out. There’s many things to consider and prepare for when raising a flock.

The Pros and Cons of a Fence-Free Flock

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Raising a fence free flock may leave you open to certain complications, but with the right foresight, it’s completely possible to do!

What’s the Buzz About Guinea Fowl

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Guinea Fowl are game bird – that’s been domesticated. It’s not as wild as Quail or Partridges, but it has more wild instincts thanks chickens and turkeys.

Ordering Fowl Online: Mail Order Birds

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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.

Do Ducks Make Good House Pets?

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.

Will My Pet Ducks Fly Away?

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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 though!

The Top 4 Pet Duck Breeds

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Interested in raising a pet duck or ten for your backyard, but don’t know which breeds to choose? Check out a few of the top pet duck breeds for backyards.

Do Ducks Get Along With Other Pets?

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.

How do I care for a pet duck in the Winter?

care for a pet duck in the winter

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.