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What Do Ducks Eat?

The number one question I always get from backyard chicken keepers thinking about adding some domestic duck breeds to their flock is “What do ducks eat?” Fortunately, ducks can do quite well on chicken feed, although there is waterfowl feed available commercially for those who raise only ducks; or ducks and geese together.

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How To Administer the Marek’s Vaccine to Poultry Chicks

Do you know the proper way to administer the Marek’s vaccine to your chicks? Marek’s disease is very prevalent everywhere there is poultry, and if your chickens catch it there is no cure.

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Backyard Chickens Provide a Top Omega-3 Source
June 23, 2020 · · Eggs & Meat

Omega-3 fatty acids are an important part of your family’s diet. Many institutions, including Harvard School of Public Health, have listed benefits of consuming enough of this essential nutrient.

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Duck Eggs Vs. Chicken Eggs
June 22, 2020 · · Eggs & Meat

Today I want to compare duck eggs vs. chicken eggs. How does a duck egg measure up compared to a chicken egg?

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Keeping Show Chickens Healthy
June 16, 2020 · · Feed & Health

Show chickens are hugely entertaining. Fun, as they may be, keeping and exhibiting show chicken breeds can be more involved than keeping run-of-the-mill egg layers.

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The History and Future of Marans Chickens

Marans chickens are synonymous with chocolate brown eggs. Marans chickens originated in the French village of the same name about 240 miles southwest of Paris or 100 miles north of Bordeaux.

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Pigeon Facts: An Introduction and History
June 12, 2020 · · Poultry 101

Pigeons are remarkable for so many reasons. A true cosmopolitan, long after humans have left this earth, only cockroaches, rats, and pigeons will remain.

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How to Make a Dust Bath For Chickens
June 11, 2020 · · Coops

A healthy and good smelling chicken NEEDS to take a dust bath on a regular basis. Chances are if your chicken is “not too fresh,” then they do not have access to a dust bath.

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Therapy Chickens Combat Isolation and Loneliness

Add to Favorites By Susie Kearley – The therapeutic value of taking dogs to visit hospitals, special needs centers, schools, and nursing homes is well known. Even docile cats are …

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Sick Chicks: 7 Common Illnesses You May Encounter
June 2, 2020 · · Feed & Health

You should be aware of these common chick illnesses. While these illnesses can be scary, most can be prevented by keeping your brooder and coop clean.

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