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  • Domestic ducks are ducks that are cared for and/or raised by people. People typically raise ducks for pets, eggs, meat, and show. Domesticated ducks rely on people for food and shelter.

    What Is a Domestic Duck?

    What Is a Domestic Duck?

    by Drake Runner1

  • Dealing with backyard chicken diseases is a fact of life when raising healthy chickens. Find out a few things you can do to help remedy most chicken ailments.

    Guide to Backyard Chicken Diseases

    Guide to Backyard Chicken Diseases

    by Hal Gall12

  • Great information for new backyard egg farmers, including my experience with raising Ameraucanas and Buff Orpingtons. A chart also shows you which chicken breeds will perform best in urban conditions.

    Chickens: Best Backyard Egg-Laying Hen Breeds

    Chickens: Best Backyard Egg-Laying Hen Breeds

    by India Arnold30

  • Cage-free, free roaming, and ranging rabbits for meat—does it work? Read on for what I did and what I learned.

    Free-Range Meat Rabbits

    Free-Range Meat Rabbits

    by Rachel Koski2

  • People love to breed animals with extreme characteristics, but what does this mean for chickens? Take a gander at some truly freaky chicken breeds.

    Twelve Utterly Bizarre Chicken Breeds

    Twelve Utterly Bizarre Chicken Breeds

    by Theophanes32

  • Aside from being an important agricultural commodity, sheep are often kept as pets. This article discusses what you need to know if you have pet sheep, or are considering acquiring some in the future.

    How to Care for Sheep as Pets

    How to Care for Sheep as Pets

    by Rachel Koski11

  • Includes suggestions about which duck breeds are most suitable for different purposes. Covers housing, feeding, stocking density, wing clipping and health of pet ducks.

    A Guide to Keeping Ducks as Pets

    A Guide to Keeping Ducks as Pets

    by Nettlemere14

  • "How much hay do I need for the winter?" In this article, I'll discuss how I calculate how much hay to buy each winter without buying too much or too little.

    How Much Hay Do My Animals Need for Winter?

    How Much Hay Do My Animals Need for Winter?

    by Rachel Koski1

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  • Horse colic can be caused by several factors including worms, which are one of the major causes of colic in horses. We'll go over the various worms, medications, and worming schedules here.

    Horse Colic and Worms

    Horse Colic and Worms

    by Joanna0

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