Is Your Bird a Boy or a Girl?

Is Your Bird a Boy or a Girl?

Once chickens are full grown, it becomes clear which are the roosters (males) and which are the hens (females). Roosters are larger and taller in stature than hens. Roosters also crow or Cock-a-doodle-do! They act differently than hens – being…

Niacin Deficiency in Young Waterfowl

Niacin Deficiency in Young Waterfowl

Different species and types of birds have different nutritional needs. This seems really simple and obvious, yet sometimes in the hubbub of feeding a group of young birds people find that they haven’t paid as much attention to what feed…

Starting a Poultry-Based Business

Starting a Poultry-Based Business

Now is a good time to start a poultry-related business. The popularity of poultry raising in backyards, as well as a growing concern over food quality, has opened new windows of opportunities for new businesses with poultry focuses. As the…

Raising Meat Ducks

Raising Meat Ducks

Raising ducks for meat canĀ be very rewarding. I prefer to raise my own becauseĀ it is hard to find in grocery stores, is usually not very fresh, and is expensive. Duck meat is mostly dark meat, is quite fatty, and has…

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…

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