Our first season with livestock has been full of learning, and our ducks have been some of our favorite bumbling, awkward, and endearing “teachers” to watch! The adventure with our Indian Runner Ducks and Cayuga Ducks is just beginning, but I hope that our “newbie homesteader” realizations about ducks can be a help to the […]
My clever mother designed this DIY chicken brooder with bits and pieces she had lying around. Over the course of raising several batches of chickens, she has improved it to the point where it is ready to share with you lovely folk. This last week she picked up 80 day old chicks – 20 commercial […]
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 […]
If you want to start raising ducks on your land, knowing where to begin can be a challenge. Even if you have already raised chickens, goats, or some other small animal, caring for ducks is a whole different process. If you want to raise ducks as pets, to sell eggs, or even to sell for […]
Considering adding ducks to your homestead? Ducks are friendly, hardy and can be useful for eggs and meat; however, their care can vary slightly from that of chickens. With a little special care, they can prove to be very valuable pets and livestock.
How do you feed a mixed flock of poultry with differing food requirements? What can a chicken owner do when they want to add more chickens or even add ducklings into the mix? Let me give you a few pointers that have worked for our mixed poultry flocks.