Quacking the Case: Understanding What to Feed Your Ducks

2024-06-13T16:21:55-07:00

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 to feed your ducks, differences in diets, and more keep reading to “quack” the case and get your questions answered!   Basics of Duck Nutrition

Quacking the Case: Understanding What to Feed Your Ducks2024-06-13T16:21:55-07:00

Nutrition for Turkeys

2024-04-03T16:20:13-07:00

Let’s Talk Turkey about Feeding Turkeys!   So you’ve found yourself raising a turkey (or maybe even a couple) for some unique companionship or healthy white meat. Whatever the reason may be, it’s pretty easy to realize that turkeys are much different from chickens and other birds. In other words when it comes to nutrition (and husbandry), turkeys are not just big chickens!   To that point, turkeys, at all stages of development, require different nutritional needs than your average backyard chicken. If you’re confused about what you should feed your turkey, keep reading to get informed about the basics

Nutrition for Turkeys2024-04-03T16:20:13-07:00

Good Riddance to Rickets

2023-04-27T00:19:34-07:00

Causes of Rickets Rickets in humans’ chickens and every other animal that gets rickets is caused by a deficiency of Vitamin D3, phosphorus, or imbalance between Calcium and Phosphorus. Of all these, a deficiency of Vitamin D3 is the most common, and that is often secondary to bad feed that has been depleted of fat-soluble vitamins including Vitamin D. Ultimately, rickets usually occurs due to improper nutrition which results in poor skeletal calcification. Signs and Symptoms In chickens, rickets typically causes soft and pliable or rubbery bones and beaks that appear deformed. You can see this and other clinical signs

Good Riddance to Rickets2023-04-27T00:19:34-07:00
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