My chicks are weak, cold, and lethargic. What now?

My chicks are weak, cold, and lethargic. What now?

Chicks are actually tough little things and can usually withstand the rigors of mail travel without any major issues in their first couple days after hatching. But if a postal delivery is delayed because of extreme weather or if temperatures…

Duck and Goose Care

Duck and Goose Care

Ducks are wonderful birds to raise for meat, eggs, insect control and they are entertaining as pets. The average lifespan of domestic ducks is 10 years. Geese are very hardy and raised primarily for meat, weed control, to stand guard…

Azolla: Supplemental Greens for Waterfowl

Azolla: Supplemental Greens for Waterfowl

When I first read about Azolla as a supplemental source of greens for ducks in Carol Deppe’s book, The Resilient Gardener, I was immediately hooked. I searched out a source and got myself a little wad of the aquatic plant…

how to care for call ducklings and call ducks

History and Care of Call Ducks

Call Ducks are truly the cutest ducks and are perfect for a small backyard flock or homestead. They are bantam sized, weighing between 1 and 2 pounds and have a stout and rounded appearance, with short bills and big round…

Wild Duck Care

Wild Duck Care

Wild Duck Care Wild ducks are a beautiful addition to the aviary. They can be exhibited at a poultry show. You can breed them and hatch your own ducklings. You can simply keep wild ducks for pleasure. What do I…

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