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Swan Care

Demographics Age: Juveniles are 6-11 months old. Yearlings are 1-3 years. Breeders are 3-6 years. Lifespan: Can range from 10-30+ years, depending on species, protection and environment. Shopping List: Mazuri Waterfowl Feed, a bubbler to keep water from freezing,...

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...

Eggscellent Eggs!

When produced in your backyard, eggs are a perfectly balanced and super healthy food! One of the reasons I started raising hens was because I couldn’t find the eggs I wanted in the grocery store. I remembered eggs from my great-grandmother’s farm and...