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Mixing it up, birds of different feathers CAN flock together. Keeping a mixed flock is a thought bound to cross your mind when those spring chicks start arriving at the feed store. Maybe you have chickens and think you might like to add some ducks. Maybe you have ducks and want to expand into more […]Read more »
Matthew Hough from Ducks Unlimited joins Charlotte to discuss the conservation of migratory waterfowl as well as hunting techniques. Our Podcast Guest: Matthew Hough is Manager of Ducks Unlimited’s Conservation Programs in Kansas. He heads the conservation delivery programs across the state with a team of biologists and engineers to deliver habitat projects on both […]Read more »
In this episode of Community Chickens Podcasts, our guests discuss the darlings of the barnyard, ducks: what to feed them, how to house them, their behavior and what they bring to the table. Thank you Brinsea for Sponsoring this episode! Our Podcast Guests Include: Kellsey Trimble former managing editor of Grit Magazine enjoys immersing herself in the homestead […]Read more »
In this episode of Community Chickens Podcasts, Kellsey Trimble, of GRIT magazine, sat down with Alison Martin from the Livestock Conservancy and Cindy Gibson from the Guinea Fowl International Association to discuss popular poultry breeds and species that you may want to add to your homestead. Our Podcast Guests Include: Kellsey Trimble, former managing editor […]Read more »
Part of our Breed Profiles series, Cayuga ducks are a medium-sized duck with stunning green-black plumage. History The earliest documentation of the distinctive black Cayuga ducks shows them living in the western, central region of New York state where the Cayuga peoples lived. Often found on or near Cayuga Lake, one of the Finger Lakes, […]Read more »
Marissa Buchanan dives into the confusing world of poultry labels to help us understand some of the industry and advertising terminology and make a case for A Greener World’s classifications. (All photos by author.) The Dilemma There are so many labels on food now-a-days that it can get confusing quick to find one that it truly […]Read more »
As winter approaches, it’s time to think about helping your birds weather the cold. Maat van Uitert provides lots of feed and housing tips for protecting your ducks. Fall is here! Fall means crisp air, apples, pumpkins, and completing last-minute duck coop preparations before the snow starts falling. Preparing your coop for winter is easier […]Read more »
Permaculture writer Jonathon Engels shows how duck ponds can benefit both your water-loving fowl and the surrounding ecosystem. In permaculture design, we are constantly in search of ways to make things function on multiple levels. We like to have waste streams—gray water, kitchen scraps, spoiled animal bedding—cycle productively through our holistic systems, providing solutions rather than […]Read more »
So you want your chickens and ducks to come home every night from their free-range adventures? Fala Burnett has excellent advice for using clickers to train your birds. Consider using the clicker training method with your flock for effective training, whether it is for a practical purpose or just for fun. Socializing your animals can […]Read more »
From circumventing coyotes to outsmarting opposums, Maat van Uitert has 7 practical suggestions to protect ducks from predators. We used to think we just had a couple of predators on our farm, until I put out a game camera one night. Boy, were we wrong! Even if you think your flock is safe, you might […]Read more »