They might be super cute, but are ducks right for you? Let’s take a look at the Duck Pros & Cons
It’s easy to hatch your own ducklings at home, with a very high success rate. Here’s how we hatch out hundreds of vigorous, fluffy ducklings every year.
Ducks are pretty easy animals to add to your farm. They don’t need much in terms of shelter – just a secure, safe place to retreat to. It can be a sectioned off corner of your barn or you can even house them in your chicken coop if you want to. I gave my ducks […]
Before I brought my first ducks home, I was doing some research on the best food to feed them. My local feed store carries several kinds of chicken feed and a “mixed flock” feed, but nothing specifically for water fowl. So what should your backyard ducks be eating?
Ducks are waterfowl birds. By the very name, you would understand that they NEED water. They crave water. They love water. Keeping a flock of ducks happy with swimming is fairly easy. Some put out a plastic kiddie pool, and some have special ponds for their ducks. But, do ducks really need a pool or […]
This year, at Broadfork Farm, we decided to give duck-raising a try. We’ve kept laying hens in the past and thought it would be fun to try out ducks. Plus we were inspired by the nutritional profile of duck eggs (higher in nutrients than chicken eggs, likely due to their foraging style). We were also […]