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 […]
They say that chickens are the “gateway” animal to further farming adventures. When you are ready to skip through that gateway and expand your farm, lots of people look to adding different kinds of poultry. Common backyard poultry include turkey, geese, guineas & ducks – turkeys are quite large and geese & guineas are quite […]
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?
Boy are there stories to tell of craziness on the farm in recent weeks. Riddles I tell you, Riddles. Farmers and homesteaders will probably tell you, if you have time to sit down for a cup of coffee, that deaths on the farm are head scratching riddles. When animals die it is a deep dive […]
If you’re new to hatching duck eggs, here’s a few tips that helped me get through our hatch. Collect and store eggs at room temperature for up to 10 days. But, the longer they are stored, the lower the hatch rate. And ensure that you’re using clean eggs, but aren’t washing them before setting them […]