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How to Raise Ducks in Your Backyard

By Dave Holderread – If you want an economical and steady supply of homegrown eggs that are nutritious and tasty, you’ll need a flock of backyard chickens, right? Well, not …

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Three Favorite Backyard Duck Breeds
March 14, 2019 . · Poultry 101

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 that …

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Raising Pekin Ducks
March 14, 2019 . · Poultry 101

My husband and I decided to start raising Pekin ducks kind of on a whim. We were picking out the birds for our chicken flock and saw the ducklings on …

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

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 the window and …

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It’s HOT Out There!

By Dave Anderson President of American Poultry Association As summer heats up, it is a good time to think about protecting our birds from the extreme heat we can expect …

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Use Your Eggs to Make Homemade Mayonnaise
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

Homemade mayonnaise is easy to whip up and rich with flavor. If you have a backyard flock you’ve probably got extra eggs, and the rest of the ingredients are most …

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How to Keep Ducks and Chickens in the Same Coop
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

If you’re considering adding some ducks to your flock, you may be wondering how well keeping ducks and chickens in the same coop works. What needs do they have that …

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Ask the Expert — April/May 2017
April 20, 2017 . · Ask The Expert

Treating a Wound from a Predator My dear chickens have had two predator attacks in the past few weeks, resulting in some head feathers being ripped off one of my …

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Ask the Expert —December 2015/January 2016

Broody For Too Long? We have a six-month-old Bantam hen, “Little Girl,” who has been brooding for 24 days. We took away her eggs in the chicken house and in …

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