Combining chickens or waterfowl is a lot like combining families, it takes time and patience and is best done in stages. flocks have hierarchies known as “pecking orders” which allows each bird a secure place in the family, but, when new members are introduced that is disturbed until a new pecking order is made and this process […]
I had heard of probiotics before writing this article, just that they were in a lot of new yogurts I enjoy in the grocery store. Later I found that probiotics exist in all sorts of foods from grains to meat products. (Jim Core, Agricultural Research Service USDA) When I found out they made probiotics for […]
Nutrition From the Hatching Process The complexities of shipping live animals are always going to be difficult to overcome. Luckily, the United States Post Office has had decades of experience handling live chickens, ducks, turkeys, geese and game birds. The USPS is able to mail day-old birds because the unique nature of hatching poultry. The […]
Generally, we consider the 6-8 week old mark to be “pond ready”, when ducks can be released as primarily yard or pond ducks.
While pet ducks and dogs don’t often make the greatest friends, occasionally it does happen. Check out this video for a cute example of a duckling and dog getting to know eachother.