Poisoning from metal toxins is a surprisingly common issue in backyard duck flocks, so learn more about common toxins as well as prevention measures.
The Muscovy is one of the best egg-laying duck breeds, a meat-producing flytrap—and these quiet ducks won’t make a quacking racket, either!
A popular duck with a recent history, the Welsh Harlequin breed brings a calm and friendly disposition, good egg-laying and striking beauty to the homestead.
A Broody Hen Can Hatch Duck Eggs (Excerpt, “An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Raising Backyard Ducks”)June 5, 2023
You can use one of your broody hens to hatch duck eggs, says “An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Raising Backyard Ducks” author Gail Damerow.
Exotic birds can provide some varied beauty and sustainable income for many hobby farmers, but you need to follow a few rules to raise these fowl right.
Chickens are the obvious poultry choice, but there’s a strong market for specialty poultry, too, such as goose, quail, guinea fowl and more.