Poultry 101

Pardon a Heritage Turkey 2022

By petitioning the President of the United States of America to pardon a heritage turkey, these sustainable breeds will gain recognition.

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Geese vs. Ducks (and Other Poultry)
August 23, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Question some people and they may have a more difficult time distinguishing the difference between geese vs. ducks. But all of these birds actually contrast in more ways than in just their aesthetic traits.

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Raising Geese, Choosing a Breed and Preparations
August 23, 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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5 Quail Species to Raise
August 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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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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Heritage Poultry
August 14, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Some of us raise poultry for fun. Others want eggs or meat. But some take activism further and save heritage poultry breeds from extinction.

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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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