Ducks and geese have slightly different requirements than chickens. Here’s how to prepare for these waterfowl and when they can integrate with chickens.
Winter is the time to look ahead and plan the coming year. We plan to add Runner Ducks, separate chickens and guineas, and (because we have 24 geese) start selling eggs.
Many of these heritage poultry breeds date back to early America, when farmers needed birds that were cold-hardy and good for eggs as well as meat.
Chicks, ducklings and goslings are available from many sources. Here are some pros and cons of each, as well as the idea of buying grown birds.