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Ducks are not chickens. This may seem like an obvious statement but if you’re a seasoned chicken keeper and want to get into to ducks, know that they have very different needs and present a unique set of obstacles. I have a soft spot for ducks. I find them simply adorable. Not that […]Read more »
This month’s “Cool Coop” will be much appreciated by the backyard duck enthusiasts of our Community! If you’ve never considered waterfowl – this setup just might change your mind. The creativity and uniqueness of this coop definitely rank it among our list of “Cool Coops”! Continue reading as Led Slinger shares the history and photos […]Read more »
My second baby hatched recently. There are so few things as exciting as when your chicks hatch. It’s a beautiful baby chick from a light Brahma daddy and a black Easter Egger mama. I know this because she is the only one that lays pink eggs. I have been using the Brinsea mini incubator just […]Read more »
We weren’t expecting to raise ducks or geese this year. But the little ones found a way into our hearts and onto our farm. I am so glad we decided to bring our Toulouse gosling and our Pilgrim gosling home. Not just because they are adorable, but because they serve a […]Read more »
“They” say variety is the spice of life. Well then, when it comes to poultry, our farm is very spicy. I must say that I am thoroughly enjoying myself this spring! We have a beautiful assortment of teenage chicks, new chicks, ducks and Narragansett and Bourbon Red turkeys to come. I also have plans for […]Read more »
by Meredith Chilson One of the traditional summer highlights in our rural county has always been the County Fair. For a week in July one of our sleepy little towns becomes a center of activity. Up over the hill, and the first sight is always the Ferris Wheel; there are carnival rides for the very […]Read more »
by Jennifer BurckeI grew up celebrating Independence Day with sparklers and barbecue. I lived in Kansas then and we didn’t really need an excuse to eat barbecue. We viewed a warm weather holiday as an opportunity and seized it. Fourth of July parades and celebrations seemed to be as ubiquitous as sunshine on a summer […]Read more »
Photos and story by Cherie Langlois Thinking about getting some Muscovy ducks around your place? Well, then, what could be more adorable than a flock of fuzzy little Muscovy ducklings? If this is your first foray into raising ducks, you can buy your first baby ducks from a local breeder, feed store, hatchery or animal […]Read more »
by Amy Grisak — Title photograph by Mark Vogel Ducks can be helpful, colorful little characters in your garden patch, providing a measure of truly natural garden pest control – and the eggs they lay taste delicious! Here are some fun facts about a few heirloom breeds. Indian Runners are comical-looking ducks that stand tall […]Read more »
by Jennifer Sartell One of the bittersweet things about raising ducks, specifically pekins, is that they grow SO fast. Ducklings are so adorable, and while my heart melts when they’re little, I’m not sad to get the brooders out of the house after they’ve grown. Our brooding time was about a third of what we […]Read more »