livestock-conservancy

Brahma Chicken: July Breed of the Month

Breed: Brahma chicken Origin: Often described as “The King of Chickens,” the Brahma chicken breed was developed in America from very large fowl imported from China. According to the Livestock Conservancy, …

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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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Raising Critical Breeds: Dutch Hookbill and Aylesbury Ducks
March 14, 2019 . · Poultry 101

Just like wildlife, domestic livestock can become endangered and extinct. The Dutch Hookbill and Aylesbury ducks are both currently listed as critical by The Livestock Conservancy. Consider adding these unique …

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Narragansett Turkey: November Breed of the Month
March 14, 2019 . · Poultry 101

Breed of the Month: Narragansett Turkey Origin: Named after Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, developed in the 1700s from crosses of domestic turkeys brought from Europe and Eastern wild turkeys. “Improved and …

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Saxony Duck: July Breed of the Month

Breed of the Month: Saxony duck Origin: Albert Franz of Chemnitz (East Germany) began developing the Saxony duck in 1930. He used Rouen, German Pekin, and Blue Pomeranian ducks in …

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Does it Matter if You Raise Heritage Chicken Breeds or Hybrids?
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

Heritage chicken breeds are vital to the future of all breeds of chickens. What are heritage chicken breeds? You may be asking this question if you start looking at different breeds of …

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All About Ancona Ducks

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 of …

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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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A Quick Guide to Buying Ducks
March 14, 2019 . · Poultry 101

Whether you are expanding your duck flock, adding to your chicken flock or are brand new to backyard duck keeping, buying ducks is fairly straightforward, but there are a few things to …

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Raising Geese, Choosing a Breed and Preparations
March 14, 2019 . · 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. So …

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