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Keeping ducks, geese, guinea fowl and other fowl types

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Providing a pond for your ducks is great for a lot of reasons, but does that mean a huge water use dumping water every day or can they be filtered? My journey to have a pretty duck pond that my ducks and I can enjoy without it being a big mess and maintenance nightmare has been ongoing for 3 years now, but I think I finally got it down. I have tried tons of DIY options only to get really frustrated and honestly covered in duck poop every time I had to do filter cleaning and maintenance and I just couldn’t do it anymore. Keeping Ducks, Meyer Hatchery, Farm Pond, Duck Eggs, Duck Pond, Pond Plants, Guinea Fowl, Chickens Backyard, Zoo Animals
Can You Filter A Duck Pond?
Providing a pond for your ducks is great for a lot of reasons, but does that mean a huge water use dumping water every day or can they be filtered? My journey to have a pretty duck pond that my ducks and I can enjoy without it being a big mess and maintenance nightmare has been ongoing for 3 years now, but I think I finally got it down. I have tried tons of DIY options only to get really frustrated and honestly covered in duck poop every time I had to do filter cleaning and maintenance and I just couldn’t do it anymore.
Are you thinking about adding geese to your backyard flock or homestead? Did you fall in love with some goslings at the feed store and bring them home before doing your research? Have you always been afraid of them because you got chased as a kid? Don’t worry; you’re not the only one with questions. Let’s explore the world of geese together. Bring Them Home, Bring It On, Feed Store, Backyard Flocks, Beginners Guide, Flocking, Goose
A Beginner's Guide to Raising Geese and Are They Right For You
Are you thinking about adding geese to your backyard flock or homestead? Did you fall in love with some goslings at the feed store and bring them home before doing your research? Have you always been afraid of them because you got chased as a kid? Don’t worry; you’re not the only one with questions. Let’s explore the world of geese together.
The white dove is a powerful symbol of peace, love, and freedom. These majestic birds are often used during weddings, funerals, and memorials to create an awe-inspiring spectacle. But, have you ever wondered what happens to the white dove after it’s released? Dove Release, White Doves, Awe Inspiring, Funeral, Freedom, Birds, Peace
DIY Dove Release: Why it’s a Bad Idea
The white dove is a powerful symbol of peace, love, and freedom. These majestic birds are often used during weddings, funerals, and memorials to create an awe-inspiring spectacle. But, have you ever wondered what happens to the white dove after it’s released?
Discover the secret to nurturing happy and healthy quails with our step-by-step guide on treating splay leg! Unlock the power of expert tips and proven techniques to help your adorable quail chicks regain their strength and mobility in no time. Elevate your quail-raising journey today! Quails, Step Guide, Nurturing, Raising, Unlock, Strength
How to Treat Splay Leg in Quail
Discover the secret to nurturing happy and healthy quails with our step-by-step guide on treating splay leg! 🐣🛠️ Unlock the power of expert tips and proven techniques to help your adorable quail chicks regain their strength and mobility in no time. Elevate your quail-raising journey today! 🌱🏞️ #QuailCare #SplayLegTreatment #HappyQuails
In recent years, backyard turkey raising has become increasingly popular. The benefits of this practice, including fresh and organic meat, eggs, and feathers, are attracting more and more people. In addition, it is an excellent way to feed your family healthy food while minimizing your impact on the environment. We will examine the many benefits of raising backyard turkeys in this article. In Recent Years, Organic Meat, Healthy Families, Chickens, Feathers, Benefit
The Many Benefits of Raising Backyard Turkeys
In recent years, backyard turkey raising has become increasingly popular. The benefits of this practice, including fresh and organic meat, eggs, and feathers, are attracting more and more people. In addition, it is an excellent way to feed your family healthy food while minimizing your impact on the environment. We will examine the many benefits of raising backyard turkeys in this article.
Ducks have gained popularity among homeowners who seek an enjoyable and low-maintenance addition to their backyard poultry, besides chickens and geese. However, achieving friendly and well-behaved ducks requires investing time in training and acclimating them. This process can be both gratifying and pleasurable for you and your feathered companions. In this article, we will provide you with practical guidance on training and acclimating ducks. Pekin Duck, Muscovy Duck, Backyard Ducks, Backyard Poultry, Khaki Campbell Ducks, Male Duck, Runner Ducks, Pet Ducks
How to Train and Tame Backyard Ducks
Ducks have gained popularity among homeowners who seek an enjoyable and low-maintenance addition to their backyard poultry, besides chickens and geese. However, achieving friendly and well-behaved ducks requires investing time in training and acclimating them. This process can be both gratifying and pleasurable for you and your feathered companions. In this article, we will provide you with practical guidance on training and acclimating ducks.
Keeping quail in your backyard can be an enjoyable and fulfilling experience, providing you with delectable eggs and meat while requiring less space and effort compared to raising chickens. However, selecting the right quail breed among the many options available can be a challenging task for some homesteaders. This article aims to explore various breeds of quails, assisting you in making an informed decision for your backyard poultry setup. Raising Quail, Raising Chickens, Egg Production, Cute Animal Photos
Choosing the Right Breed of Quail for your Backyard
Keeping quail in your backyard can be an enjoyable and fulfilling experience, providing you with delectable eggs and meat while requiring less space and effort compared to raising chickens. However, selecting the right quail breed among the many options available can be a challenging task for some homesteaders. This article aims to explore various breeds of quails, assisting you in making an informed decision for your backyard poultry setup.
Keeping quail in your backyard can be an enjoyable and fulfilling experience, providing you with delectable eggs and meat while requiring less space and effort compared to raising chickens. However, selecting the right quail breed among the many options available can be a challenging task for some homesteaders. This article aims to explore various breeds of quails, assisting you in making an informed decision for your backyard poultry setup.
Choosing the Right Breed of Quail for your Backyard
Keeping quail in your backyard can be an enjoyable and fulfilling experience, providing you with delectable eggs and meat while requiring less space and effort compared to raising chickens. However, selecting the right quail breed among the many options available can be a challenging task for some homesteaders. This article aims to explore various breeds of quails, assisting you in making an informed decision for your backyard poultry setup.
From poop to power - discover how to effectively manage turkey waste and manure for a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable homestead. This comprehensive guide covers the benefits of composting, the do's and don'ts of turkey manure management, and the best ways to turn waste into valuable fertilizer. Whether you're a seasoned farmer or just starting out, this pin will help you make the most of your turkey waste and keep your land healthy and productive. Sustainable Homestead, Composting Process, Manure, Fertilizer, Farming
How To Manage Turkey Waste and Manure
From poop to power - discover how to effectively manage turkey waste and manure for a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable homestead. This comprehensive guide covers the benefits of composting, the do's and don'ts of turkey manure management, and the best ways to turn waste into valuable fertilizer. Whether you're a seasoned farmer or just starting out, this pin will help you make the most of your turkey waste and keep your land healthy and productive.
From gobble to gobble - should you raise turkeys for meat or keep them as pets? Discover the pros and cons of both options, as well as tips for caring for and feeding these fascinating birds. Whether you're looking to create a sustainable food source or just want some feathered friends in your backyard, this guide has everything you need to know about raising turkeys! Pet Turkey, Turkey Meat, Bourbon Turkey, Farm Animals, Cute Animals, Meat Birds
Raising Turkeys for Meat vs. Keeping as Pets
From gobble to gobble - should you raise turkeys for meat or keep them as pets? Discover the pros and cons of both options, as well as tips for caring for and feeding these fascinating birds. Whether you're looking to create a sustainable food source or just want some feathered friends in your backyard, this guide has everything you need to know about raising turkeys!
So, this story starts with my neighbors wanting to get rid of an old dilapidated boat. She just wanted it out of their yard. It had a good motor and trailer (which my dear darling hubby was happy to take off their hands) and the boat floated the last time they checked, but that was about the extent of the usability of the boat itself... Until my hubby jokingly said "we can bury it and let the ducks swim in it!" This comment quickly evolved into a how-to discussion and the wheels started turning. Dilapidated, The Last Time, Bury, Usability, Neighbors, Turning
Do Ducks Like Boats? (Video)
So, this story starts with my neighbors wanting to get rid of an old dilapidated boat. She just wanted it out of their yard. It had a good motor and trailer (which my dear darling hubby was happy to take off their hands) and the boat floated the last time they checked, but that was about the extent of the usability of the boat itself... Until my hubby jokingly said "we can bury it and let the ducks swim in it!" This comment quickly evolved into a how-to discussion and the wheels started turning.
Cayuga ducks are certainly one of the most unusual breeds of duck currently available. It is a shame that it is one of the most endangered duck species in the world. But if you are looking for more information about the Cayuga duck, you're at the right place. Backyard Farming, Duck Bird, Duck Duck, Duck Enclosure, Types Of Ducks, Duck Pens, Duck Species
Cayuga Ducks - All You Need to Know
Cayuga ducks are certainly one of the most unusual breeds of duck currently available. It is a shame that it is one of the most endangered duck species in the world. But if you are looking for more information about the Cayuga duck, you're at the right place.
Do you have a mixed flock of ducks and chickens? Are you planning to? You’ll need some tricks before you start. Having a mixed flock can be tricky at times. The difference in food, egg-laying, sleeping can all be problems coming from someone who has a mixed flock! Chicken Roost, Chicken Shed, Chicken Eggs, Duck Feed, Mixed Flock, Male Vs Female, Laying Chickens, Chicken Nesting Boxes
Keeping A Mixed Flock!
Do you have a mixed flock of ducks and chickens? Are you planning to? You’ll need some tricks before you start. Having a mixed flock can be tricky at times. The difference in food, egg-laying, sleeping can all be problems coming from someone who has a mixed flock!
This week we discuss feeding your duck flocks. Specifically: - Feeding ducklings for optimal health and growth - Feeding laying/non-laying duck hens - Feeding mixed flocks (drakes, hens, ducklings) - Feeding treats Off Grid Living, Ducklings, New Adventures, Hens, Coop, Discuss
Feeding Ducks
This week we discuss feeding your duck flocks. Specifically: - Feeding ducklings for optimal health and growth - Feeding laying/non-laying duck hens - Feeding mixed flocks (drakes, hens, ducklings) - Feeding treats
Bumble foot is a staff infection in the bottom of a duck’s foot. It will soon, if not treated, run up the leg and into the body, leading to a severe surgery or even death. It starts by the duck getting a cut on the bottom of his foot, getting bacteria into it, and then leading to a black scab on the bottom of the foot. In this post I will show you step by step how to treat, wrap, and how to pull a scab off the bottom of your duck’s foot. Pet Chickens, Severe, Surgery, Death, Farm, Step, Bottom
Treating bumble foot in ducks
Bumble foot is a staff infection in the bottom of a duck’s foot. It will soon, if not treated, run up the leg and into the body, leading to a severe surgery or even death. It starts by the duck getting a cut on the bottom of his foot, getting bacteria into it, and then leading to a black scab on the bottom of the foot. In this post I will show you step by step how to treat, wrap, and how to pull a scab off the bottom of your duck’s foot.
If you tell someone you have ducks, they immediately envision white, chubby-cheeked Pekin ducks. Maybe they envision something with a bit more color or the cheeky call duck, but few think of the less known cousin, the muscovy. As a completely different species of duck, these guys do warrant their own introduction. If you want a bird that's independent, quiet, prolific, and beautiful, you may have just found your match. Small Backyard, Backyard Birds, Backyard Ideas, Raising Ducks, Ducklings Raising
Keeping Muscovy Ducks
If you tell someone you have ducks, they immediately envision white, chubby-cheeked Pekin ducks. Maybe they envision something with a bit more color or the cheeky call duck, but few think of the less known cousin, the muscovy. As a completely different species of duck, these guys do warrant their own introduction. If you want a bird that's independent, quiet, prolific, and beautiful, you may have just found your match.
Ok, so you have just ordered that new incubator and it comes with 30 Bobwhite Quail eggs!! "Well, what the heck", you say and you decide to hatch some quail. 23 days later, you come home from work to find an incubator FULL of tiny Bobwhites! But, what do you DO with them? Bobwhites are very tiny at hatch and can be the size of a large bumblebee! So extra care and concentrating on detail will get them through those first few weeks of life. Chicken Brooder, Quail Eggs, Game Birds, Livestock
How to Successfully Raise Bobwhite Quail
Ok, so you have just ordered that new incubator and it comes with 30 Bobwhite Quail eggs!! "Well, what the heck", you say and you decide to hatch some quail. 23 days later, you come home from work to find an incubator FULL of tiny Bobwhites! But, what do you DO with them? Bobwhites are very tiny at hatch and can be the size of a large bumblebee! So extra care and concentrating on detail will get them through those first few weeks of life.
If you raise and breed ducks, you might wonder if you could breed ducklings that would hatch so that you can tell their gender right off the bat, without having to vent sex or wait to see if they quack or get a drake feather or, in the case of muscovies, wait until they grow enough that you can see the differences between the males and females. The good news is, you absolutely can! This article shows you how. What Do You See, Breeds, Sex, Hatch
Breeding for Sex-Linked Ducklings
If you raise and breed ducks, you might wonder if you could breed ducklings that would hatch so that you can tell their gender right off the bat, without having to vent sex or wait to see if they quack or get a drake feather or, in the case of muscovies, wait until they grow enough that you can see the differences between the males and females. The good news is, you absolutely can! This article shows you how.
First of all, if you’re thinking about raising poultry, let me tell you that it is a very exciting decision to make. I mean who doesn’t like animals, especially those feathered friends with their beautiful, sweet loving eyes that look back at you, right? So by now you’ve likely got your gears turning thinking and hoping about getting Ducks. This article goes into detail to get you going on a good start! Like Animals, Duck Breeds, Turkey Farm, Broody
Tips & Tricks of Raising Ducks: The Complete Essential Guide
First of all, if you’re thinking about raising poultry, let me tell you that it is a very exciting decision to make. I mean who doesn’t like animals, especially those feathered friends with their beautiful, sweet loving eyes that look back at you, right? So by now you’ve likely got your gears turning thinking and hoping about getting Ducks. This article goes into detail to get you going on a good start!
If you raise and breed ducks, you might wonder if you could breed ducklings that would hatch so that you can tell their gender right off the bat, without having to vent sex or wait to see if they quack or get a drake feather or, in the case of muscovies, wait until they grow enough that you can see the differences between the males and females. The good news is, you absolutely can! Diy Wind Chimes, Best Detox, Detox Drinks
Breeding for Sex-Linked Ducklings
If you raise and breed ducks, you might wonder if you could breed ducklings that would hatch so that you can tell their gender right off the bat, without having to vent sex or wait to see if they quack or get a drake feather or, in the case of muscovies, wait until they grow enough that you can see the differences between the males and females. The good news is, you absolutely can!
To successfully hatch any eggs, begin with fresh, clean, fertile eggs. If eggs are purchased by mail order, it is important to ensure that the eggs receive proper care in transit. Extremes of temperature and poor handling can destroy prospects for a good hatch.  Join us as we discuss how to Incubate and Hatch Guinea Fowl. Duck Coop, Homestead Chickens, Farms Living, Mail Order, Coops, Peacocks
Incubating & Hatching Guinea Fowl
To successfully hatch any eggs, begin with fresh, clean, fertile eggs. If eggs are purchased by mail order, it is important to ensure that the eggs receive proper care in transit. Extremes of temperature and poor handling can destroy prospects for a good hatch. Join us as we discuss how to Incubate and Hatch Guinea Fowl.
Ducks are a very fun addition to a backyard!! Ducks are excellent layers as well as most of the breeds are very cold hardy.   This article covers everything you need to know about raising ducklings to ducks. Very Cold, Farm Life
Raising Ducklings to Ducks
Ducks are a very fun addition to a backyard!! Ducks are excellent layers as well as most of the breeds are very cold hardy. This article covers everything you need to know about raising ducklings to ducks.
Check out some of the best duck breeds for your backyard farm! They say that ducks are the "new chickens" - it seems backyard farmers all over the country Backyard Farmer, Backyard Patio, Family Backyard
Duck Breeds for your Backyard
Check out some of the best duck breeds for your backyard farm! They say that ducks are the "new chickens" - it seems backyard farmers all over the country
Thinking about getting ducks? Check out Backyard Ducks for Absolute Beginners! Backyard Animals, Backyard Garden, Ponds Backyard
Backyard Ducks for Absolute Beginners
Thinking about getting ducks? Check out Backyard Ducks for Absolute Beginners!
Geese are wonderful creatures with many great capabilities. Geese have been used for:  Foster Mothers, their very large eggs, as "Guard Dogs", their meat, poultry shows, weeders, as pets etc.  Read on and find out why you should raise geese! Funny Animals, Sebastopol Geese, Geese Breeds, Pet Breeds, Watch Dogs
Raising Geese 101
Geese are wonderful creatures with many great capabilities. Geese have been used for: Foster Mothers, their very large eggs, as "Guard Dogs", their meat, poultry shows, weeders, as pets etc. Read on and find out why you should raise geese!
So you want to show ducks? Awesome!! Follow this guide to get started and learn from the best. Fun Learning
Beginner's Guide To Showing Ducks
So you want to show ducks? Awesome!! Follow this guide to get started and learn from the best.
In this article we discuss a list of issues/problems that commonly occur with Muscovy Ducks & also tips on how to deal with or treat them. Duck Art
Common Muscovy Health Problems
In this article we discuss a list of issues/problems that commonly occur with Muscovy Ducks & also tips on how to deal with or treat them.
Ducks are wonderful animals. They are great egg layers, meat birds and companions. Although they may seem easy to care for, there is more to ducks than meets the eye. Companion, Egg
How To Raise Ducks For Meat, Eggs & Companions
Ducks are wonderful animals. They are great egg layers, meat birds and companions. Although they may seem easy to care for, there is more to ducks than meets the eye.
Peafowl like to sleep in the same place each night. Unfortunately, if you don’t train them to sleep in their coop at night, they may never come home to roost!   Why is it important for them to stay home? Several reasons. They are much more vulnerable to predator attacks at night. Plus they may wander off & find another farm or piece of land they like better & never return!   Note that if they are born and raised in the coop and used to sleeping there, you won’t have to worry about training them. Goats, Pheasant, Keeping Chickens, Pygmy Goat, Petting Zoo
How to Train Peafowl to Stay Home At Night
Peafowl like to sleep in the same place each night. Unfortunately, if you don’t train them to sleep in their coop at night, they may never come home to roost! Why is it important for them to stay home? Several reasons. They are much more vulnerable to predator attacks at night. Plus they may wander off & find another farm or piece of land they like better & never return! Note that if they are born and raised in the coop and used to sleeping there, you won’t have to worry about training them.
Ducks will eat most everything, but that doesn’t mean that they need to eat it.   If the ducks are your pets and don’t live in the wild, they should just eat regular chicken feed, duck feed, or all flock feed.  We need to know what to give our ducks to keep them healthy. We also want to know what wild ducks eat so we can give our pet ducks food that relates to what wild ducks would normally eat. Healthy Food To Lose Weight, Healthy Diet Plans, How To Lose Weight Fast, Healthy Eating, Healthy Recipes, Canada Food Guide, Raw Oats, Meal Worms, Frozen Watermelon
Treats for ducks
Ducks will eat most everything, but that doesn’t mean that they need to eat it. If the ducks are your pets and don’t live in the wild, they should just eat regular chicken feed, duck feed, or all flock feed. We need to know what to give our ducks to keep them healthy. We also want to know what wild ducks eat so we can give our pet ducks food that relates to what wild ducks would normally eat.