Backyard Poultry Care

Considerations for Selling Eggs

2020-11-13T10:51:50-08:00

You may have noticed more farmer’s markets and restaurants that source fresh products from surrounding areas since many people have recently refocused on “eating local.”  As part of this interest, many want to buy fresh, local eggs. The benefits of taking part in the buying or selling of these local fresh eggs include increased agriculture region awareness, socialization, and togetherness within your community.   If you have laying hens, you may be thinking about gathering and selling your eggs to meet your area’s demand for fresh eggs. This article discusses what you need to know before selling your eggs to provide

Considerations for Selling Eggs2020-11-13T10:51:50-08:00

Raising Backyard Ducks for Eggs

2020-10-22T14:58:24-07:00

When we think about eggs, we often assume that chicken eggs are the only option! However, waterfowl (birds that spend a lot of time in the water) like geese and ducks are often great egg layers, and their eggs carry significant nutritional benefits for human health. In this article, we will share some of these amazing benefits: Duck egg whites are often richer in albumin, a healthy source of protein that our bodies need to function. There is an added benefit too - cakes and other delicious treats made with duck eggs are often fluffier and richer in flavor. Ducks

Raising Backyard Ducks for Eggs2020-10-22T14:58:24-07:00

First Day Nerves: Introducing A New Bird To Your Flock

2020-09-23T19:01:17-07:00

Adding a new bird to your flock takes a watchful eye and some trial and error. For chickens, in particular, flocks naturally have an established social hierarchy called the pecking order. Though chickens have different methods of communication, including using distinct calls and whistles, new members of the flock might be welcomed with aggression and some pecking. A bit of fighting and roughhousing should be expected while your chickens are figuring out how the new member fits in the aforementioned pecking order. Here are some guidelines and tips for introducing new birds to your flock.  The Pecking Order The pecking

First Day Nerves: Introducing A New Bird To Your Flock2020-09-23T19:01:17-07:00
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