Pekin ducks have been around for over 2000 years. These beautiful birds grow extremely fast and produce a lot of meat and eggs. These friendly majestic creatures often make great pets due to their unique personalities and social skills.
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.
Prevent predators from entering and killing your chickens by creating a predator-proof chicken coop and chicken run.
This is a comprehensive guide on the silkie chicken and includes information about its physical features, temperament, origins, and life cycle. I also explain how to breed, raise, and care for them.
If I want a few hens to provide eggs, do I need a rooster? Why should I have a rooster? Aren't they mean, noisy birds?
Whether you raise chickens or just received a baby chick for Easter, you'll find a name in this list for every breed and personality.
People love to breed animals with extreme characteristics, but what does this mean for chickens? Take a gander at some truly freaky chicken breeds.
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.
Incubators are expensive, and they aren't always trustworthy. Read on to find out how to create one yourself that works.
Includes suggestions about which duck breeds are most suitable for different purposes. Covers housing, feeding, stocking density, wing clipping and health of pet ducks.
More and more, people are taking control of the foods they eat, including growing and raising their own. It is important to note that the practice isn't without its hazards.
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.
Raise your hand if you've never heard about chickens being trained. If your hand is up, you are in good company as not many people ever thought chickens were trainable animals.