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Over the past couple of years I’ve grown to love a few products that help simplify and improve how I care for my flock. From ducks to turkeys to chickens, I found what works best and a few others that weren’t worth the money spent. Hopefully through our trial and error here on 25 Acres, […]Read more »
At Vergenoegd Wine Estate, there are 1,071 Indian Runner ducks known as the quack squad and they mean business. They’re released every morning and are trained to march down to the vineyard in a long line. The ducks are used as organic pest control to stop pests and snails from ruining the grapes. These marching […]Read more »
How to Create an All-Weather Dust Bath Dust baths are important for maintaining a healthy, happy flock. But what do you do when the ground is frozen or covered in snow? Make an all-weather dust bath for your chickens! We live in a part of the Western US that experiences cold winters but rarely gets […]Read more »
Thank you to our sponsor, Brinsea the Incubation Specialists, for making this episode possible! Links from this episode: Getting Laid – Barb Webb Tracing the Roots of our Domestic Chickens– Meredith Chilson 5 Tips for Chicken Breed Selection – Kathy Shea Mormino Consider Breeds Carefully for Regional Weather and Pecking Order – Rachel Anger Breeds For […]Read more »
Frenemies Is described as those whom one is friendly with despite a fundamental dislike or rivalry. Sometimes in life we all must associate with others we normally wouldn’t choose to. Whether simply being in the same space at the same time, or you require something from one another. We all learn to deal with others […]Read more »
Before we get to the recipe for homemade electrolytes for chickens, lets talk about what it is and when it should be given. What is an electrolyte drink For humans, it is a drink that re-hydrates and replaces sodium, potassium, and other minerals that the body loses. These minerals are lost when we have sweated […]Read more »
My grandmother born October 1928, grew up on her grandparent’s farm in Craigsville, West Virginia. One of eight children, life was not always easy. Her childhood began alongside The Great Depression. As one of the middle children, her responsibilities were many around the farm. Some of her earliest memories are of the animals on the […]Read more »
Whether you harvest ducks from the wild or directly from your farm, this duck recipe will give you something to cheer about! The same duck combination can be used to create two tummy warming meals. BASIC DUCK MIXTURE RECIPE 4 Duck Breast (aka the breasts of 2 ducks) 1 Large Onion 2 Stalks Celery 1 […]Read more »