Muscovy Duck: Eggs, Facts, Care Guide and More…

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The Muscovy duck is an unmistakable sight with its bright red caruncles.

This unusual looking duck has been kept for hundreds of years and is a staple, for many indigenous peoples of South America adding eggs and meat to their diet.

Although originally a tropical bird it has adapted well to a variety of climates and can thrive in temperatures down to 10°F.

It has become a common sight across much of the US and… [Read More]

What Do Ducks Eat: Everything You Need To Know

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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 and the way they waddled!

We used to feed them old bread (a big no-no nowadays), but back then we… [Read More]

Our 13 Favorite Rooster Breeds (Including Pictures)

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Putting together a list of our favorite roosters is quite daunting!

When choosing a rooster, you need to remember that their primary job is procreation and guarding the flock. Many do not enjoy being cuddled or even picked up – this is their nature not a fault.

I have never had good success in importing a rooster to the flock – they come with baggage and attitude. If you are very lucky, you may get… [Read More]

Chicken Harness: What to Know Before Buying One

Chicken Harness What to Know Before Buying One Blog Cover

I must admit, the first time I saw a chicken harness I did a ‘double take’! Having never seen a hen walking on a leash before, it was surprising to say the least.

They are fantastic to use in areas where your chickens can’t free range. You can walk them on the leash to give them exercise; this will help to keep them healthy.

So, what exactly is a chicken harness, how do they… [Read More]

How Long Do Chickens Live: 6 Factors That Impact Life Expectancy

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We all love our chickens, but how long do they live? The answer to the question can depend on so many things.

Nowadays, hens have become productive pets for thousands of people and we want the best for them, so knowing something about what to expect is really important.

Today, we are going to take a look at the lifespan of the average chicken and talk about some of the things that can affect their… [Read More]