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?
Everyone in homestead circles says that chickens are the gateway animal. I can’t say that they’re wrong. They did something to my heart that I’m pretty sure can’t change back. Getting our first chickens is the culmination of a huge journey that involved quitting jobs, moving across state lines, and totally reinventing our way of […]
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 […]
A well stocked first aid kit is something every responsible animal owner should have. What items might your duck friends need in an emergency?