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Guinea Care

Guineas are extremely hardy and are great foragers! Guineas are raised for eggs, meat, and entertainment. They discourage pests like snakes, eat bugs (especially ticks), and serve as an alarm system for your yard. The average lifespan for guinea fowl is 5-10 years....

Swan Care

Swans are enchanting creatures and will draw admirers in their direction. They are relatively gentle in nature, but will defend their territory well. Demographics Age: Juveniles are 6-11 months old. Yearlings are 1-3 years. Breeders are 3-6 years. Lifespan: Can range...

Do Ducks Make Good Pets?

Ducks can make very good pets as long as you understand a couple of important things about them. First of all, ducks do not really like to be picked up in general. Over the years, I’ve known a few individuals that didn’t seem to mind, but the vast majority...

Tyler Kindergarten Questionnai...

I have here a questionnaire that my kindergarten teacher asked me in 1994. I thought it was quite prophetic and applicable today. Did you know?… When I grow up I want 3 children, a computer, a pond in my backyard with lots of fish, frogs, swans, and ducks...

How do I raise my flock organi...

A flock of chickens raised in a backyard or an a small farm will produce wonderful, fresh, and super-flavorful eggs. The eggs will also be very nutritious and healthful – especially compared to supermarket eggs, as chickens raised in healthy outdoor environments...

Integrating new flock members ...

Chickens are social beings with a strong social hierarchy. This means that within each flock, there are a few ‘alpha’ or leader’ birds, and a group of birds that act more as ‘followers.’ Many flocks also include roosters, which have a...

Barbara tells all. How does it...

I’ve been working for Purely Poultry for a little over 2 months, and I am very happy to say that my whole experience has been just great! I have always thoroughly enjoyed raising and observing birds and poultry, and I have always loved writing, so being able to...