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Quacking the Case: Understanding What to Feed Your Ducks

Whether you’re raising ducks as pets, for their eggs, meat, or to eventually be released, nutrition is an important part of their lives—and good nutrition will help ducks live healthy lives! It’s true that the nutrition of ducks is similar to chickens, but there are key differences you should know about when deciding what to feed your ducks. If you’re concerned about what to feed your duck at each stage of its life, what not

Breeding Backyard Chickens

How to Hatch Success: Unraveling the Basics and Secrets of Successful Chicken Breeding    When we think about our chickens, especially in the laying industry, our thoughts may immediately drift to delicious ready-to-eat eggs from mature hens (after being cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit, of course!). But if you’re reading this article, it’s likely that you want to take your operation a step further—and breed chickens, fertilize eggs, and raise baby

Preparing for Emergencies with Your Birds: Floods

California, especially Southern California, can be prone to devastating floods. In fact, every single one of California’s fifty-eight counties has experienced at least one huge flood event, especially recently with heavier rain seasons. If and when your area may unexpectedly flood, it’s crucial that you follow the steps below beforehand to ensure that you and your birds remain safe.   Understanding and Confirming When a Flood Happens   First, it’s important to understand potential disasters

Preparing Poultry for the Big Show!

Preparing Your Market and Breeding Chickens for Poultry Shows The time has finally come—after carefully raising, feeding, and caring for your chickens you’ll soon be at your local fair! Here, you’ll hopefully be able to sell and show either your market or breeding poultry, but just like other exhibitors need to prepare their swine, goats, lambs, and cattle for the fair, so do you with your chickens! This may leave you with a million questions

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