Poultry 101

Need an Egg Incubation Timeline? Try This Hatching Calculator

Use this handy calculator to determine the incubation period: chicken eggs vs duck eggs, goose eggs, turkey, quail, peafowl, guinea fowl, pheasant, and emu. Then set your eggs and watch them develop!

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Olivia and Elizabeth

Sixteen-year-old Olivia Morello was nervous about leaving her beloved ducks outside. When she returned home, she saw something wrong with Elizabeth.

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Saxony Duck Breed Profile
January 13, 2020 · · Poultry 101

The most often-recognized backyard duck breed is probably the snow-white Pekin duck, closely followed by the domestic mallard, which is mottled brown with blue wing tips. However, domestic ducks come in many other wonderful breeds that should be considered if you are looking for something a bit different.

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Chick and Duckling Imprinting
December 24, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Chick and duckling imprinting has important psychological effects on the individual bird and the flock, so it is important to get it right from the start.

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Tinkerbell – My Wild Goose Story

As a child, I fell in love with Canada geese. I am thankful to be a part of this wonderful wild goose story!

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The Bucks Goat Centre
December 24, 2019 · · Poultry 101

This is no ordinary farm. The animals are not bred for milk or meat. They live a life of fuss and adoration, admired by the visiting public, appearing on television, and arriving at events to bring a quirky element to even the most formal of proceedings.

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5 Things to Know about Domestic Goose Breeds
December 24, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Geese are not similar to chickens and differ in many ways from ducks. Here are five items to consider when evaluating whether a goose is a good fit for your farmstead.

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The Secret Life of Poultry: Papua the Wonder Fowl
December 24, 2019 · · Members Only, Poultry 101

A video went viral recently of a woman running a dog agility course with a guinea fowl. I needed to know more and promptly got into contact with the person in the video, Emily Autumns, who is the owner and trainer of the guinea in the video.

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Types of Ducks For Eggs, Meat and Pest Control
December 15, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites I’ve been raising various types of ducks alongside our chickens for years and have had ample opportunity to observe not only the interaction between the chickens and ducks, …

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12 Days of Christmas — Meaning Behind the Birds

Add to Favorites By Christine Henrichs – Understanding the 12 Days of Christmas meaning adds something special to this favorite traditional carol. Its repeating verses make it fun to learn the list …

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