Best Time of Year to Raise Chicks: Spring or Winter?

raising chicks

Beginner chicken keepers often ask this question, probably because Spring is the most active and usual time for rearing and raising chicks. However, there is no good reason why you can’t raise chicks year-round – after all, many hatcheries have chicks available year-round. As long as you have everything you need for raising them, you […]

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ISA Brown Chicken Breed: All You Need To Know

isa brown chicken

The ISA Brown Chicken breed is a fairly recent introduction to the poultry world and is a very popular girl. She can lay lots of beautiful eggs for you and has a great personality. They are medium-sized, affectionate, docile hen which is suited to family living. The usefulness of the breed cannot be denied – […]

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Can Chickens Swim? All You Need To Know

can chickens swim

This question had never entered my head – I assumed they didn’t! Like me, you also assumed chickens don’t swim. You’re not alone. It appears most people think chickens can’t swim either. In the ordinary course of the day, you can watch your chicken drink water, perhaps paddle her feet if she’s hot, but swim? […]

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How To Raise Chicken And Quail Together

raising chicken and quail

When it comes to backyard birds, it would be wonderful to adopt the mantra, “The more, the merrier.” In the case of many types of barnyard poultry, it is easy to keep a melting pot of birds together. It’s possible to raise chicken and quail on your farm, it’s not such a good idea to raise […]

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Raising Quail for Meat and Eggs

raising quail for meat and eggs

If you are limited on space or just over your chickens, but you love the thought of raising your meat and eggs, you might want to consider raising quail. Due to their small size is ideal for those who want something relatively easy to care for. Quail Meat Quail meat is considered to be quite […]

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The White Rock Chicken: Egg Laying, Temperament, and Broodiness

white rock chicken

The White Rock chicken is an all-star chicken that will get the job done on the farm, and serve up dinner too. This American breed originated in Massachusetts and was named after Plymouth Rock. While the White Rock is often referred to as a breed on its own, it is actually a variety of the […]

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Best Feed For Ducks —Top Duck Feed Review and Buying Guide

Best Feed for Ducks

Ducks are omnivores that feed on both plants, insects, and crustaceans.  But what is the best feed for ducks that can help kickstart their growth and maximize their egg-laying capacity?  You may find some chicken feed advertised as suitable for ducks, but hold on before clicking the purchase button!  Waterfowls need more than just chicken […]

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New Hampshire Chicken All You Need To Know: Color Varieties and Temperament

New hampshire chicken

Although they look very similar to the Rhode Island Red, the New Hampshire chicken never attained the Rhode Island Red’s runaway success. It was overshadowed by the success of the Rhode Island Red, even though they created the two just several years apart. The fact that they look very similar may have had something to […]

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What Ducks Eat: Everything You Need To Know

what do ducks eat

A slightly different focus today – ducks! More specifically, what should ducks eat, how you should feed them, what treats can you give them, and much more. As a small child, I can remember going to the riverside with my Mum to feed the ducks. Those ducks used to make me laugh with their antics […]

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Guide to Raising Bobwhite Quail

bobwhite quail

For farmers and homesteaders who wish to have a homegrown supply of nutritious eggs and meat, raising bobwhite quail is a fantastic option. Bobwhite quail are great birds to raise for a number of reasons: Smaller in size They produce eggs Quieter than chickens They can be used for meat Affordable They are aesthetic looking […]

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