You’ve done all your research, have your brooder & coop in order….but how do you fill it? Your local feed store likely has a few options, local farmers might be another option if you live in a rural area. If you live in the suburbs though, your breed options are likely limited. There are so […]
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.
What about ducklings? When you are a homesteader, the most common animal people add first is chickens. They are easy to take care of, give you fresh eggs, eat lots of bugs, and turn your kitchen scraps into compost. Why go any further and add more animals such as ducks? Aren’t they dirty and noisy?a […]
Everything you need to know about housing, feeding & caring for ducklings
So you’ve stood up your own homestead and are planning your spring. Babies are arriving, gardens and orchards need tending. The pastures need repair and it’s time to begin planning and planting for spring. This article covers our life at HiBar Ranch, Farm and Forest and what we do in February and March on our […]