As part of our wintertime planning, we’re making orders for spring poultry. While adding goats to the farm is going to be a huge focus of our summer, adding new birds is also part of our plan for 2016. In addition to more chickens and geese, we’re going to be getting a quartet of ducklings. […]
After the popularity of our recent The Chickens of Our Farm post, which introduced everyone to the various idiosyncrasies of the hens and roosters on our farm, I thought it was the perfect time to introduce our geese. We have seven geese on the farm at the moment, representing five different breeds. Like chickens, a […]
This summer I ventured into an area that I had previously avoided. Not only did I allow Margarita, our broody duck, to sit on fertile eggs, I actually encouraged it. She is one of those mama wannabe ducks that just can’t do anything else once the broody bug hits. So we anxiously awaited the hatching […]
Did cute little ducklings follow you home from the feed store this year? Or did your computer secretly place an order with the hatchery? I know how these things happen. Believe me, a lot of chicks and ducks have found their way to our farm. And even though I have been raising poultry for a […]
For the past month our buff duck hen has been broody. I went away at the beginning of August and when I returned she had made herself very comfortable on a nest of 10 duck eggs. And my, was she broody. She would sit there and quack at the top of her lungs, her duck […]
Sure they’re cute and they lay eggs but there’s a dark side to ducks. Ok, they’re still cute. Here’s how it really is.