Guinea Care

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…

Swan Care

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?

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…

How do I raise my flock organically?

How do I raise my flock organically?

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…

Integrating new flock members into existing flock

Integrating new flock members into existing flock

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…

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