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How Much Room Do Chickens Need?

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Before we ever entertained the idea of keeping chickens in our garden, we were long under the impression that you need lots of lands to keep chickens- ideally, at least an acre of grass. Fortunately, this isn’t the case (unless you are planning on keeping thousands of them!), and you’d be surprised by the actual […]

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Ancona Duck Breed: Everything You Need To Know

Ancona Duck

Ancona duck is a calm and multi-purpose duck breed that is popular with backyard keepers and large homesteaders alike. When they can be found. Their love of this breed by keepers has helped save them from extinction during the past decade. The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy designated Ancona ducks as critically endangered in 2015. In […]

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Duck Housing And Duck Coops

Duck Housing And Duck Coops

Duck housing, coops, and runs often resemble chicken coops or rabbit hutches without the stilt style legs. While ducks can often live harmoniously with chickens in the same coop and run (in my personal experience) some keeps prefer to create a duck house – coop and run designed specifically to house only the water loving […]

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The Educational Value of Raising Chickens

The Educational Value of Raising Chickens

Chickens can teach us a lot about ourselves and the world around us. And if you’re homeschooling your children during the COVID-19 pandemic, you might be looking for a fun project that has many layers of educational value. Of course, chickens can provide just that. If you choose to utilize chickens and animal husbandry to […]

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What Raising Chickens with Your Children Teaches Them

Whether you’re homeschooling your children or looking for an educational project for them to do at home, raising chickens is one of the most multi-faceted projects for your kids. Aside from the ability to learn about animal husbandry and farming, there are a few key areas of education that are baked into a chicken-raising project. […]

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Interpreting Duck Behavior

Interpreting Duck Behavior

Ducks are quite entertaining little creatures. They each have their own definite personalities and flock demeanor. Being able to interpret duck behavior will allow you to better understand why they do what they do. It will also enhance your husbandry skills to offer better care – and perhaps even get more delicious eggs in the […]

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The Ultimate Duck Feeding Guide

The Ultimate Duck Feeding Guide

Feeding ducks the right feed at the right time in proper amounts is crucial to their overall health and egg production capacity. While commercial feed may be at the base of the diet of most backyard duck flocks, many homesteaders also diligently try to introduce as much of a natural diet as possible into the […]

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Caring For Ducks During Winter

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Caring for ducks in the winter involves a small but vital amount of preparation to keep the flock members healthy. Fortunately for avid duck keepers, these birds are typically a lot more cold weather hardy than chickens and far less susceptible to both respiratory problems and frostbite. The thick layer of body fat combined with […]

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9 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Get Backyard Chickens

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There are many reasons why people get backyard chickens- fresh eggs and a self-sufficient lifestyle are some of the most common. Unfortunately, sometimes people who aren’t suitable to raise chickens rush into it and end up with chickens only to give them away after several weeks. Sooner or later these people realize that chickens are […]

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