They say that ducks are the “new chickens” – it seems backyard farmers all over the country are beginning to enjoy the pleasure of keeping ducks. If you are thinking about adding some ducks to your life, check out some of these popular duck breeds!
About a month or so ago, my husband and I were at our local feed store to pick up a few things and hopefully purchase a few more chicks to add to our layers this year. Sadly, they were out of chicks that day—EXCEPT for these four sweet little yellow ducklings peeping away! Oh. My. […]
I’ve had many questions about the details of my goose coop over the years. I’ve been asked why I built a separate goose coop, what does a goose coop need and was it difficult to build? I decided to answer those questions. The coop was built specifically for my 2 Sebastopol geese. It eventually became […]
It is a common misconception that you need to have a large pond or lake in your yard if you want to keep ducks. Lucky for us suburban farmers, that is just not true! Backyard ducks will be happy with a small wading pool. When space is a concern and you don’t have the luxury […]
When we first brought ducks to the homestead they were an experiment more than anything. Now, after several years as duck owners, we are more fond of our free-range white layers than we have ever been. Here are 10 reasons why we continue to choose to keep ducks on our property.
Ducks are pretty hardy birds, but Foamy Eye is a fairly common issue with ducks. One of the most important things you can do to keep your ducks healthy is to provide plenty of fresh, clean water. Duck water bowls need to be at least several inches deep, enough that they can completely submerge their […]