If you want to start raising ducks on your land, knowing where to begin can be a challenge. Even if you have already raised chickens, goats, or some other small animal, caring for ducks is a whole different process.But if you want to raise ducks as pets, to sell eggs, or even to sell for meat, … [Read more...] about If These 10 Essential Books about Raising Ducks Aren’t On Your Shelf, You’re Doing it Wrong
I work at a nature center. At this time of the year - well actually, at any time of the year - we get some very interesting questions. In the spring, some of the most sleep-deprived callers and visitors have the same question: why is that woodpecker banging on my house?Woodpeckers have some … [Read more...] about Why is That Woodpecker Banging on My House?
Jared and his wife from JandJAcres.net [take note of the .net] wanted some ducks that wouldn't be too loud, would free range well, and raise baby ducklings on their own. They decided to get Muscovy ducks and have been very happy with them. Jared is also a certified permaculture designer who trains … [Read more...] about How To Raise Muscovy Ducks | Podcast 41
Kidding season is rapidly approaching and for some goat owners, it has already arrived. One of the questions I get asked frequently by new goat owners is about whether or not to disbud their newborn kids. Disbudding is simply using a hot disbudding iron to remove the horn buds of a young kid, … [Read more...] about To Disbud or Not To Disbud Your Backyard Goat
Every year my family and I raise broilers for our freezer. We typically buy 20-25 chicks and in about 8-12 weeks, we have enough fresh chicken to fill our freezer for a long time. I typically purchase my broilers as chicks from our local feed store. The type that we purchase has always been the … [Read more...] about Broiler Chickens VS. Freedom Rangers