Raising poultry, such as chickens and ducks, take a lot of investment in time and care. The last thing anyone wants is to loose
Top 5 posts of 2017
Its hard to believe another year is almost over…. And while I am saddened to see this year slip away, I am thrilled with the
Cold Weather Duck Care
For anyone in colder climates, caring for outdoor animals in the winter can cause worry, especially if it is your first winter caring for these
Celebrate With Us and Win!
I am so excited to announce that our duck, Baby Girl, has been crowned Miss Flock-tober 2017!!! Not only that, we are making history, as
A Duckling Named “Saran Wrap”
This spring and into the summer has been a battle of epic proportions. Our two female ducks kept hiding nest, trying to make another bid
Egg Bound Hens – Causes, Symptoms, Treatments and Prevention
I’d like to say that this was the first time I had ever dealt with an egg bound animal, but I can’t. Being egg bound
Chicken Eggs vs. Duck Eggs
In recent year, many folks have taken more of an interest in where their food comes from and the quality of that food. This phenomenon
The Ducklings are Here!
When you let nature do what nature does, you can never be sure when nature will do it! What do I mean by that? Well
Oops, They Did It Again……
If you have been around our blog a while, you may remember last year how we got Betty (our female duck) a boyfriend because she
When you clean the critter shed and find……
When you are a homesteader, you learn to roll with the punches. Oh sure, you try your best to plan, but nature has a way
When Ducks Attack (And it’s your fault)
Ducks are not like other “pets.” They don’t jump up and lick your face like a dog that is happy to see you. They don’t
So What Ever Happened to Betty’s Brood? (A Duck Update)
It has been a long time since I did a Duck Tales post. The last time I shared was this spring as Betty’s brood of
Betty’s Babies Are Growing Up!
I have watched baby ducks grow up before…. when we got our original two ducks a few years ago. Ducks grow FAST. But as with
We have Babies on Board *Warning* Cuteness overload!!
If you have been following us lately, you will know our female duck, Betty, pulled a quick one on us and hid a nest of
Broody Betty is about to become a Mommy!!!
Anticipation is at an all-time high around our homestead. Betty the duck went broody and hid a nest of eggs. She has been sitting on