Poultry 101

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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How to Care for Ducklings
January 18, 2022 · · Kids' Corner, Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Learning how to care for ducklings is a little different than learning how to care for chicks. Though they have similar overall needs for food, water, warmth, …

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Breed Profile: Welsh Harlequin Ducks
January 18, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Welsh Harlequin ducks make an excellent small duck breed for backyard keeper. They are placid, great foragers and provide both eggs and meat.

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The Realities of Guinea Fowl Care

Owning guinea fowl can be uplifting … or cause problems with the neighbors!

When an old friend, Roy Miller, invited us to camp on his field in Lincolnshire, he didn’t mention the bird life, so it was an unexpected delight to be greeted by a flock of guinea fowl on arrival.

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Kenyan Crested Guinea Fowl
January 10, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Cotswold Wildlife Park is nestled in a quiet part of the English countryside, is home to a wide range of animals from rhinos to giraffes, to exotic birds. Today we’re meeting Chris Green, one of the bird keepers, who takes us to meet their “naughty guinea fowl.”

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Turkeys by the Dozen

I really don’t know why Mother decided to raise turkeys.
Mothers and fathers often gave up their own dreams to see that the dreams of their children came true. Perhaps, in some ways, the Great Depression brought out the best in everyone.

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Keeping Turkeys Healthy in Winter

Turkeys are remarkably hardy birds. By the time turkeys reach maturity, they are very easy to care for, and are capable of surviving winter weather in great shape.

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Raising Turkeys with Chickens – Is it a Good Idea?
December 14, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Raising turkeys with chickens has been discouraged for years, but despite that, many homesteaders are going back to a mixed flock approach. There are some excellent benefits to keeping a mixed flock, but there are some serious bird health hazards associated with it as well.

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12 Days of Christmas — Meaning Behind the Birds
December 13, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Understanding the 12 Days of Christmas meaning adds something special to this favorite traditional carol.

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Raising Meat on the Farm for the Holidays and Beyond
December 10, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Homesteaders looking to grow their food usually start at the easiest entry point and work their way up. Gardening is the simplest and cheapest way to start, …

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