Recently our duck, Betty, decided to be sneaky and laid a nest of eggs. You would not believe just how smart a duck can be or just how similar sitting ducks are to human moms with newborns! So of course I had to write about “What To Expect When Your
This is a topic I never thought I would be writing about. I collect my eggs religiously, so when Betty the duck started only giving me an egg every other day, I just figured she was slowing down on her egg laying production. Never in a million years did I
By now, if you have poultry or even just watch the news, you have heard about “Bird Flu.” But what do you really know about avian influenza? And how will it impact you as a consumer or backyard bird keeper? Take a deep breath and don’t panic, we will explain
So the last time we checked in with you all, Bill the duck was trying his darnedest to take me out. He was the new guy in the flock and saw me as a rival for Betty the duck’s affection. He had gone from a gentle guy to a crazy
So about three weeks ago, we added a new member to our flock. If you follow our blog, then you know we got a male duck we named Bill. He was supposed to be companionship and hopefully a mate for our sweet little girl duck, Betty. The first few days
As you may or may not know, we have a duck named Betty. She was born this spring and we had hoped she would become the mate of our then male duck, Fred. Alas, just as love was staring to bloom, Fred was lost to a predator. But even without
Sometimes in life, events occur, beyond your control, that just rip the wind from your lungs. And while you get through those dark moments, you are forever touched by them. So much so, that it takes weeks to even wrap your mind around them. This is one of those events.
So if you have been following along with the tales of Fred the duck, you will remember that last time, he and the new female duck, Betty, were starting to hit it off. There was love in the air. It was such an exciting time! And then one day the
Back at the end of April, I shared with you all the tale of Happiness, Heartache, and Hope. It was a little tale of two ducks, loss, and maybe, just maybe the chance at new life. So if you have been wondering what happened after that, well here is a
The popular trend the past few years is to have a few chickens in your backyard for egg production. And don’t get me wrong, I love our girls!!! Everyone knows fresh eggs are better then store bought in nutrition and taste. But what about ducks? Most folks think chicken when
A year ago I got the “I want a duck” bug. I had been to various farm stores and looked in those big metal tubs at all the darling little duckies. But each time I left without a duck. Did I need a duck? Well their eggs are better for
Once upon a time there was a girl who really wanted a duck. Every time she went to the feed store she would look at those sweet little ducklings and wish she could take a couple home. But her better judgement always won out and she left with no ducks.
When people think about or see ducklings, they usually go “awwwww.” I was no different then the rest of you. For some strange, unknown reason this spring I was bit by the “I want a duck” bug. I made a few trips to the various farm stores and looked at