Feeding your Backyard Ducks

Before I brought my first ducks home, I was doing some research on the best food to feed them.   My local feed store carries several kinds of chicken feed and a “mixed flock” feed, but nothing specifically for water fowl.   Way more people keep chickens than they do ducks, so chicken feed is generally …

Ducklings 101

All I knew about ducklings before we got them was they are super messy.  That was enough to scare me away for years, but their cute little faces won me over eventually and I thought “how messy could they be?”.  The answer to that question is very.  Very, very messy. Even though I like things …

DIY Brooder Box

Making a brooder box from a plastic tote is super simple and even someone with limited DIY skills can do it!  *UPDATE* when I made this original brooder box, I just used a large bin that I already had.  When some mice chewed a hole in it while stored in the shed, I replaced it …