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Ducks In The Summer Heat

ducks in summer heat

It’s the middle of summer, and it is boiling outside. Nobody wants to complain – after all, the bitter chill of winter is likely still fresh on your mind! – but there are some considerations you need to make when raising livestock, including ducks in the summer heat.  Ducks are enjoyable animals to raise, especially […]

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Duck Eggs [Everything There Is To Know]

Duck Eggs

Are you a fan of eggs? If so, this article is for you! We’ll tell you everything you need to know about duck eggs, the alternatives to chicken eggs that are growing more popular by the minute.  These eggs are often touted as being healthier than chicken eggs, and many people also believe that they […]

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All You Need To Know About Coryza in Chickens

All You Need To Know About Coryza in Chickens

Today we are going to focus on Infectious Coryza– a fairly common respiratory disease in chickens. It’s also known as ‘roup’, catarrh, ‘pip’ or IC. We are going to explain what it is, how the chickens get infected, the problems it causes, the treatment for infected birds and finally, how to help prevent your flock […]

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Welsummer Chicken: All You Need To Know

Welsummer Chicken: All You Need To Know

These beautiful birds are under-represented in backyard world of chickens. This is a great shame as they have many outstanding attributes for the small homesteader as we shall see. They are a fairly recent addition to chicken breeds, being ‘born’ less than one hundred years ago in the Netherlands. They are popular in the UK […]

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Lavender Orpington: Breed Information, Care Guide, Egg Color and More

Our recent article on the Buff Orpington was well received and prompted folks to ask about Lavender Orpingtons – it seems that Lavender is the ‘in’ color at the moment! Orpingtons come in a large variety of colors and patterns. These past couple of years have seen a steady rise in interest for Lavender and […]

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Cochin Chicken: Breed Profile, Care Guide and More…

Cochin Chickens Recognized Varieties, Frizzle and Egg Production Blog Cover

The big, fluffy Cochin chicken just begs to be picked up and cuddled! They have been seducing people for a long time now and aren’t about to stop anytime soon! They have been described as ‘head to toe feathers’ – an apt description for these beautifully feathered birds. People cannot pass them by without making […]

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East Indie Duck Breed

East Indie Duck Breed

East Indie ducks are one of the most beautiful breeds on the planet. Do not let their name fool you. We don’t believe this unique duck breed was originated in the East Indies but rather in the United States. The East Indie duck and the Cayuga duck are quite similar and often mistaken for one […]

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5 Common Mistakes When Purchasing Ducks

mistakes when purchasing ducks

Ducks have a lot to offer homesteads, both large and small. They produce copious amounts of extra-large rich and creamy eggs, deliciously flavorful meat and make entertaining “farm pets,” as well. Avoid mistakes when purchasing ducks cause frustration and wasted money for you and a potential deadly tragedy for the poultry birds. Common Mistakes When […]

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Black Chicken Eggs

black chicken eggs

You may have seen the beautiful black chicken eggs circulating the internet alongside a strikingly gorgeous all-black chicken and wonder, “Where can I get one?” Ebony-colored chicken eggs in your basket, on your social media feed, and of course, as a hard-boiled egg on the counter are the things chicken-lovers dream about. And, I hate […]

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