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Raise Muscovies for pest control, meat, and eggs
Muscovy ducks have become popular animals to have on a small farm. People enjoy their lean, nutritious meat that is comparable in taste to sirloin steak. Muscovy ducks are prolific egg layers,...
One of the biggest challenges of being a wild duck is finding suitable habitat
I see wild ducks all the time around a lake near my home. I’ve noted several species that come back year-after-year. Unfortunately, vital duck habitat is quickly disappearing in the United...
Here are a few ideas you can use to create your own chicken feeder and nest boxes!
John Metzer is hatching quite the poultry business in California
There is a growing movement in the restaurant industry to source more food locally. If you’ve eaten duck at a restaurant, chances are it was hatched at John Metzer’s hatchery, called...
Michael and Teresa Messuri, of Messuri Family Farm in Ohio, share their tips on raising pasture ducks and selling duck eggs.
Ducks can be charmers, but there aren’t many as sweet as the Welsh Harlequins
In 1949, two off-colored Khaki Campbell ducklings were hatched. The owner then started selectively breeding for the color mutation, which is known today as the Welsh Harlequin breed. John Metzer...
The Messuris raise animals that quack them up
Everything is just ducky on the Messuri family farm in Clarksville, Ohio. Michael and Teresa Messuri once raised chickens. But when they visited a farm store and saw ducks, they decided to bring some...
Raising baby ducks and geese isn't a whole lot different from chickens. A warm, dry brooding area, and quality food and water allow young waterfowl to grow into beautiful adults.
Radio interview source: Phil Clauer, Extension Poultry Specialist, Penn State University Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Domesticated ducks and geese don...
Jessica Lundberg's family created the Egg-Aid program, allowing local school children to help gather eggs.
Radio interview source: Jessica Lundberg, Co-Owner, Lundberg Family Farms Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Nestled in northern California is the Lundberg...
Michigan resident and hobby photographer Lynne Kasey submitted a series of vibrant bird photos she's taken around her property. Enjoy her breathtaking shots!