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Saxony Duck Breed Profile
January 13, 2020 · · 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 many other wonderful breeds that should be considered if you are looking for something a bit different.

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Types of Ducks For Eggs, Meat and Pest Control
December 15, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Add to Favorites 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, …

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Will a Broody Hen Adopt Ducklings?

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Top 10 Duck Raising Questions Answered

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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A Beginner’s Guide to Keeping Ducks in Suburbia
March 14, 2019 · · Kids' Corner, Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Ducks can be charming companions in suburban backyards. As someone who never raised so much as a parakeet on her own, the idea that I could look out …

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Adding Swans to Your Homestead

Add to Favorites by Doug Ottinger Often associated with legendary beauty and elegance, swans have been subjects of folk lore, written stories, dance and theatrical performances, throughout recorded history. Have you ever thought, “I would love to own a pair of those beautiful …

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