Poultry 101

Self Colors: Extended Black

We all know that there is a litany of colors that ducks and chickens can display. Many are complex; some so intricate they become indistinguishable from others to an untrained eye.

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USPS Honors Heritage Breeds
May 13, 2021 · · Poultry 101

The next time you mail a letter, you can support heritage breeds by stamping it with one of the Heritage Breed Stamps on sale at the post office and through the website starting May 17th.

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Raising the Best Ducks for Meat
May 12, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Raising the best ducks for meat is a highly healthy way to incorporate nutrient-dense protein into your diet. Not only is consuming duck meat a healthier choice than other proteins, but they are also easier to raise and ideal for smaller properties.

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Selecting the Best Ducks for Eggs
May 12, 2021 · · Poultry 101

There are a plethora of duck breeds that you can add to your flock; however, a handful are prolific egg layers.

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Raising Pekin Ducks
May 10, 2021 · · Poultry 101

My husband and I decided to start raising Pekin ducks kind of on a whim. We were picking out the birds for our chicken flock and saw the ducklings on the hatchery’s site. 

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Open a Rhea Farm to Diversify
May 10, 2021 · · Poultry 101

If you’re looking for that in-between size of a turkey and an ostrich, opening a rhea farm might be for you. Aside from their gorgeous lashes and daffy faces, rheas have a lot to offer.

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Button Quail: Adorable By Any Name
May 2, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Button quail, which are also known as Chinese painted quail, Chung-Chi, Asian blue quail or blue- breasted quail, are well, cute as a button! The smallest of …

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Breeds and Types of Pigeons: From Rollers to Racers
May 2, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Recognized as a Master Breeder of Old Dutch Capuchines and Bavarian Pouters, Layne Gardner has had the good fortune of traveling the world photographing various types of pigeons. In her 50 years of raising pigeons (she started early!) she has developed a passion for quality and enjoys seeing excellent specimens in various breeds.

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My Experience Raising Emus (They Make Great Pets!)
May 2, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites By Alexandra Douglas – I embarked on raising emus a couple years ago. I wanted to hatch one so bad because they are “cute,” however it is …

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Breed Profile: Indian Runner Duck
April 26, 2021 · · Poultry 101

The Indian Runner Duck is a good layer and excellent forager, suited to roaming over land in groups. Their many and varied colors have influenced many modern breeds and varieties.

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