What do I need to know about Avian Influenza?

Avian Influenza or Bird Flu is a serious issue in the U.S. this Spring. Since December 2014, there have been many cases of the disease reported, and there will certainly be more to come. So everyone with birds – whether…

Why Should I Raise Wild Geese?

Why Should I Raise Wild Geese?

Having a flock or family group of Canada Geese on one’s property usually incites strong emotions – some people really dislike their presence, and others find the atmosphere they produce to be sublime, interesting, and beautiful. Canada Geese are the…

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…

Wild and Ornamental Geese

Wild and Ornamental Geese

Flocks of geese flying overhead, honking as they migrated south in the fall and returned north in the spring, drew eyes up to them in millennia past. Geese were domesticated as far back as 5,000 years ago in Egypt, the…

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