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Predators and Your Best Defense from Them After working on this article a few times, and gathering photos for it, an ironic thing happened the day I was going to post it. We had our first ever deadly predator attack. First. Ever. After raising approximately 200-300 meat birds a year and providing a year-round, […]Read more »
We all like to spoil ourselves with undeniably tasty treats from time to time, so why would it be any different for our chicken & poultry flocks? Here on 25 Acres, we like products that can easily be stored in the coop year round. While nutrition is key, treats can also be a great tool […]Read more »
“If you know somethin’ well, you can always paint it, but people would be better off buyin’ chickens. Folk Artist –Grandma Moses” Handmade chick run attached to the chicken coop Grandma Moses was she’s right with the second part of that quote. People would be better off buyin’ chickens. So, say you listened to Grandma […]Read more »
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 »
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 »
Chicken eggs are the most consumed eggs all around the world. It’s good, it’s healthy, it’s easy. But some people, out of curiosity or nutritional reason, might be interested in trying some other type of eggs, like duck eggs. Switching to duck eggs can give your boring breakfast routine a refreshing change. Plus, duck eggs […]Read more »
Poultry Breeds and Species Sponsored by Brinsea In this episode of MOTHER EARTH NEWS and Friends Kellsey Trimble, of Grit, 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. […]Read more »
As they say, there’s a first time for everything! Over the past month I had been hoping a couple of my birds might become broody. Specifically, I was hoping for a broody chicken but instead a duck made my wish come true. Diller (aka Phyllis Diller) is a small crested duck with a floppy foot. […]Read more »
I am a huge fan of Essential Oils to help ease common ailments without having to submit to using man made pharmaceuticals or antibiotics. Oils can pack a big punch in a very small package. Best of all? They are natural! But, can you use them with your feathered flock? In short, yes. A […]Read more »