Do you have a broody duck? Thinking of hatching out some ducklings? In our experience trying to hatch ducklings has been an emotional roller coaster with very mixed results and a story line to rival any daytime soap opera, full of death, heartbreak, betrayal and custody battles. We have hatched several clutches of eggs with […]
Duck eggs are big and bold and packed with protein and other essential nutrients. They are the perfect ingredient for bakers, and a constant source of food for self-sufficient homesteaders. Here’s everything you need to know about duck eggs, how to use them, and the truth about how they taste, and what they’re best used […]
Ducks bring so much fun & joy to the farm yard! With their giant floppy feet, the way they waddle across the yard, the sheer joy they get from splashing in a kiddie pool, ducks really are a great addition to any farm! While many backyard farmers start out with chickens, and ducks certainly can […]
Winter winds are howling and a good old fashioned New England nor’easter is knocking on the door. Most residents are rushing to the grocery store to stock up on batteries, bread and supplies for their family. Farmers have an additional concern weighing on their mind – how can I keep my animals comfortable in the […]
Anyone that keeps ducks can attest to the moment of shear panic every summer when they go about their morning chores only to find HUGE amounts of fluffy feathers covering the run and duck house. My mind immediately jumps to the worst conclusion – a predator attack – until my ducks waddle up to me […]
Duck eggs are highly prized by bakers and gourmet chefs alike, but how are duck eggs different than your standard chicken egg?