backyard-ducks

A Guide to Common Duck Diseases
September 30, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Favorite Domestic duck breeds are generally extremely hardy and don’t often get sick as long as they are fed a healthy diet, given plenty of room to exercise and access …

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Can Chickens and Ducks Live Together?
August 3, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Favorite “Can chickens and ducks live together?” is one of the most common questions I get from readers. Since I’ve been raising my chickens and ducks in the same coop …

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Facts About Ducks: How Much Does a Duck Need?
August 2, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Favorite Facts about ducks and duck information, in general, can be difficult to find online because backyard ducks aren’t nearly as popular (yet) as backyard chickens, but I am hoping …

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How to Care for Ducklings
March 14, 2019 · · Kids' Corner, Poultry 101

Favorite 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, and safety, …

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All About Ancona Ducks
March 14, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Favorite Breed: Ancona duck Origin: The Ancona duck was developed in Great Britain during the early 20th century. It is similar to a Magpie duck and considered to be a descendant …

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Three Favorite Backyard Duck Breeds
March 14, 2019 · · Kids' Corner, Poultry 101

Favorite When you picture a flock of backyard ducks, you likely picture the large, white Pekin ducks, or the smaller, active brown-colored Mallards, but there are many more duck breeds …

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Saxony Duck Breed Profile
March 14, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Favorite 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 …

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Raising Chickens and Children
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health, Kids' Corner

Favorite Our motto states that here on Phillips Farm, we are raising free-range chickens, ducks, and little boys. Raising chickens and children have some similarities: both thrive with wholesome natural …

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Recipes: Using Duck Eggs

Favorite By Janice Cole, Minnesota Chickens take note: the world of eggs is expanding around this country. While only a few years ago free-range chicken eggs were difficult to find, …

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