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Khaki Campbell Duck Breed Spotlight

By Emma Paunil – Khaki Campbell ducks were bred in the early 1900s by Mrs. Adele Campbell, Uley, Gloucestershire, England. Mrs. Campbell created the Khaki Campbell duck with the intention to …

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Will a Broody Hen Adopt Ducklings?

By Susie Kearley – When Helen Redfern moved from the city to the countryside, she started keeping ducks, then chickens. The ducks insisted on sleeping outdoors rather than in a …

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Breed Profile: Welsh Harlequin Ducks
March 14, 2019 . · 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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Top 10 Duck Raising Questions Answered

By Alina Jumabhoy from New Life on a Homestead – While ducks are relatively easy poultry to raise and care for, they do still have specific requirements that need to be met. Whether …

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Types of Ducks For Eggs, Meat and Pest Control
March 14, 2019 . · Poultry 101

I’ve been raising various types of ducks alongside our chickens for years and have had ample opportunity to observe not only the interaction between the chickens and ducks, but also the …

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What Do You Feed Baby Ducks for Proper Growth?
March 14, 2019 . · Poultry 101

If you’ve decided ducklings will find their way to your home from the feed store or the hatchery in the new year, then you are probably wondering what do you …

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Hatching Duck Eggs: When Fertile Eggs Don’t Hatch
March 14, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

I recently ventured into hatching duck eggs, an area that I had previously avoided ever since we started keeping ducks. Not only am I allowing Margarita, our broody duck to …

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Plan Ahead for Buying Baby Chicks and Ducklings for Easter
March 14, 2019 . · Poultry 101

There’s little doubt that you will consider buying baby chicks, ducklings or bunnies once they begin to appear in the garden centers and feed stores across the country. The cute factor is almost …

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

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 in …

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10 Facts About Ducks: Are Ducks the New Chickens?
March 14, 2019 . · Poultry 101

Over the last few years, keeping backyard chickens has become all the rage. Whether it’s wanting to know where their food is coming from, a desire to be more self-sufficient …

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