I was giving the the latest round of chicks, poults and ducklings water when I realized how much I hated the type of chicken waterers I was using. They’re the standard 1 gallon fill and flip plastic waters. I always use them in the brooder because they hold enough water that I don’t need to […]
Chickens are unarguably the gateway to farm life. If you’ve dipped your toes in the small farm, homestead or hobby farm lifestyle I’m sure you’ve read all about keeping chickens. But do you know about the other kinds of barnyard birds? Right now I have ducks, geese, turkeys and guinea fowl all living together with […]
Blood feathers are new feathers that aren’t done growing in that have a direct blood supply. It’s the beginning of the feathers life, when new feathers come in they look like porcupine quills. They’re called pin feathers or blood feathers.
I’ve got a lot going on between the kids, the house pets, the alpacas, the chickens and the rest of the flock so I try to keep simple routines. The easiest keepers I have are the Muscovy ducks, hands down. I’m not the only one who thinks that way either, when I put together my […]