Eagles love to eat ducks

April 14, 2011
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It’s not uncommon for us to have eagles come by, but we got to know one up close & personal last week. Most of our ducks are penned up in 5′ x 10′ open bottomed pens.  They get moved to fresh grass every day, but they don’t get to run free.  Our runner ducks are […]

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Selling blown duck eggs

March 25, 2011

The value of my eggs tripled this week.  I just sold a dozen duck eggs on ebay this morning for $16.50, shipping not included.  The best part is that I got to eat them before they sold! I’m moving into the egg shell business.  Blown goose eggs move out pretty regularly–I’ve already promised to ship […]

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Got thin eggshells?

June 8, 2010

In my experience, an egg with a thin shell is a problem that can be easily corrected. In order to put a shell on its egg, the chicken mainly uses calcium, phosphorus & vitamin D. If any one of these factors is missing, the bird will not be able to create a healthy shell.

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Naturally hatched ducklings

May 19, 2010

About 2 weeks ago, the first of our broody ducks produced a nice hatch. I had kept her in one of the goose pens, under the protective umbrella of the “watch gander” as she sat for 28 days on her 9 eggs.

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Chicken tractors for ducks

April 21, 2010

Our current design for portable pens

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Techniques for natural nesting

April 5, 2010

I’ve had some experiences that might be helpful. You get to decide how it would apply to chickens, since I’ve worked mostly with geese & ducks over the past 5 years.

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