Keeping ducks, geese, guinea fowl and other fowl types
From poop to power - discover how to effectively manage turkey waste and manure for a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable homestead. This comprehensive guide covers the benefits of composting, the do's and don'ts of turkey manure management, and the best ways to turn waste into valuable fertilizer. Whether you're a seasoned farmer or just starting out, this pin will help you make the most of your turkey waste and keep your land healthy and productive.
From gobble to gobble - should you raise turkeys for meat or keep them as pets? Discover the pros and cons of both options, as well as tips for caring for and feeding these fascinating birds. Whether you're looking to create a sustainable food source or just want some feathered friends in your backyard, this guide has everything you need to know about raising turkeys!
So, this story starts with my neighbors wanting to get rid of an old dilapidated boat. She just wanted it out of their yard. It had a good motor and trailer (which my dear darling hubby was happy to take off their hands) and the boat floated the last time they checked, but that was about the extent of the usability of the boat itself... Until my hubby jokingly said "we can bury it and let the ducks swim in it!" This comment quickly evolved into a how-to discussion and the wheels started turning.
Cayuga ducks are certainly one of the most unusual breeds of duck currently available. It is a shame that it is one of the most endangered duck species in the world. But if you are looking for more information about the Cayuga duck, you're at the right place.
Do you have a mixed flock of ducks and chickens? Are you planning to? You’ll need some tricks before you start. Having a mixed flock can be tricky at times. The difference in food, egg-laying, sleeping can all be problems coming from someone who has a mixed flock!
This week we discuss feeding your duck flocks. Specifically: - Feeding ducklings for optimal health and growth - Feeding laying/non-laying duck hens - Feeding mixed flocks (drakes, hens, ducklings) - Feeding treats
Bumble foot is a staff infection in the bottom of a duck’s foot. It will soon, if not treated, run up the leg and into the body, leading to a severe surgery or even death. It starts by the duck getting a cut on the bottom of his foot, getting bacteria into it, and then leading to a black scab on the bottom of the foot. In this post I will show you step by step how to treat, wrap, and how to pull a scab off the bottom of your duck’s foot.
If you tell someone you have ducks, they immediately envision white, chubby-cheeked Pekin ducks. Maybe they envision something with a bit more color or the cheeky call duck, but few think of the less known cousin, the muscovy. As a completely different species of duck, these guys do warrant their own introduction. If you want a bird that's independent, quiet, prolific, and beautiful, you may have just found your match.
Ok, so you have just ordered that new incubator and it comes with 30 Bobwhite Quail eggs!! "Well, what the heck", you say and you decide to hatch some quail. 23 days later, you come home from work to find an incubator FULL of tiny Bobwhites! But, what do you DO with them? Bobwhites are very tiny at hatch and can be the size of a large bumblebee! So extra care and concentrating on detail will get them through those first few weeks of life.
If you raise and breed ducks, you might wonder if you could breed ducklings that would hatch so that you can tell their gender right off the bat, without having to vent sex or wait to see if they quack or get a drake feather or, in the case of muscovies, wait until they grow enough that you can see the differences between the males and females. The good news is, you absolutely can! This article shows you how.
First of all, if you’re thinking about raising poultry, let me tell you that it is a very exciting decision to make. I mean who doesn’t like animals, especially those feathered friends with their beautiful, sweet loving eyes that look back at you, right? So by now you’ve likely got your gears turning thinking and hoping about getting Ducks. This article goes into detail to get you going on a good start!
If you raise and breed ducks, you might wonder if you could breed ducklings that would hatch so that you can tell their gender right off the bat, without having to vent sex or wait to see if they quack or get a drake feather or, in the case of muscovies, wait until they grow enough that you can see the differences between the males and females. The good news is, you absolutely can!
To successfully hatch any eggs, begin with fresh, clean, fertile eggs. If eggs are purchased by mail order, it is important to ensure that the eggs receive proper care in transit. Extremes of temperature and poor handling can destroy prospects for a good hatch. Join us as we discuss how to Incubate and Hatch Guinea Fowl.
Ducks are a very fun addition to a backyard!! Ducks are excellent layers as well as most of the breeds are very cold hardy. This article covers everything you need to know about raising ducklings to ducks.
Thinking about getting ducks? Check out Backyard Ducks for Absolute Beginners!
Geese are wonderful creatures with many great capabilities. Geese have been used for: Foster Mothers, their very large eggs, as "Guard Dogs", their meat, poultry shows, weeders, as pets etc. Read on and find out why you should raise geese!
So you want to show ducks? Awesome!! Follow this guide to get started and learn from the best.
In this article we discuss a list of issues/problems that commonly occur with Muscovy Ducks & also tips on how to deal with or treat them.
Ducks are wonderful animals. They are great egg layers, meat birds and companions. Although they may seem easy to care for, there is more to ducks than meets the eye.
Peafowl like to sleep in the same place each night. Unfortunately, if you don’t train them to sleep in their coop at night, they may never come home to roost! Why is it important for them to stay home? Several reasons. They are much more vulnerable to predator attacks at night. Plus they may wander off & find another farm or piece of land they like better & never return! Note that if they are born and raised in the coop and used to sleeping there, you won’t have to worry about training them.
Ducks will eat most everything, but that doesn’t mean that they need to eat it. If the ducks are your pets and don’t live in the wild, they should just eat regular chicken feed, duck feed, or all flock feed. We need to know what to give our ducks to keep them healthy. We also want to know what wild ducks eat so we can give our pet ducks food that relates to what wild ducks would normally eat.
Peafowl are beautiful, majestic birds and can be fun to raise. They also are big, loud and require lots of care. But they also can cause problems. If you are considering raising them, there are a few pros and cons to consider before taking the plunge. Remember, before you even start thinking about raising these birds, you need to make sure your local laws allow it. (This is mainly if you live in the city.) Does good outweigh the bad? That is up to you to decide.
People keep pigeons for many different reasons such as racing/homing, breeding for shape and colors, fancy flying, pets or meat, so there are now hundreds of pigeon breeds bred for different uses and entertainment. Whatever your reasons, we will show you the basics of Pigeon care.
The saying "What starts right, ends right" holds true when it comes to raising turkeys. The better start you give your poults, the better the chance of raising them with very few, if any, problems. Before getting turkeys, make sure you know what type of turkey you want to get. You will need to decide if you want a turkey for food or if you want a turkey for a pet, to roam the yard, to breed and sell or even perhaps to eat in the future.