Poultry 101

Raising Pekin Ducks
August 16, 2022 · · Poultry 101

My husband and I decided to start raising Pekin ducks somewhat 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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Tips for Raising Runner Ducks
August 15, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Keeping Runner ducks combines the benefits of raising poultry with the entertainment of watching penguin-like bowling pins forage around the yard. After dabbling in call ducks, I increased my flock to include Fawn and White Runner ducks.

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Self-Color Ducks: Lavender and Lilac

Among the self-colors of domestic ducks that come about from diluting extended black, lavender and lilac are unique.

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Flock Preparedness for Natural Disasters
August 1, 2022 · · Poultry 101

September is National Preparedness Month. With severe weather patterns on the rise, we must be prepared to protect our backyard poultry and livestock.

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Raising Turkey Poults in a Healthy Brooder Environment
July 22, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Raising poults is not the same as raising chicks or ducklings. They are much more delicate than other poultry species. Here are a few tips and tricks for successfully raising poults to maturity.

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Coturnix Quail Farming: Tips For Smooth Quailing

If you’re looking for an easy livestock addition for your backyard or homestead, you need look no further than the Coturnix quail for quail farming. They consume very little feed and require very little care to produce healthy, gourmet-quality quail eggs and meat for your family.

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5 Quail Species to Raise
July 20, 2022 · · Poultry 101

When considering quail species to raise; size, egg production, and temperament should lead your decision making. Some species may be kept in coveys, perfect for larger-scale productions.

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Lessons Learned by a Quail Newbie

A few years back we decided it would be a fun adventure to add quail to our homestead. They say knowledge is power, and my friends, you have no idea how true that is until you go into something completely uneducated about that particular topic or situation.

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5 Things to Know about Domestic Goose Breeds

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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Raising Geese, Choosing a Breed and Preparations
July 11, 2022 · · Poultry 101

We are going to add raising geese to our poultry qualifications this spring. We have had most of the other poultry here, including chickens, guinea hens, ducks, and turkeys.

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