Angelica the Bi-Gender Duck

Biology is an absolutely fascinating subject. For all our study and all our research, will we ever know all it’s idiosyncrasies? Science has always interested me and learning about all of the amazing, minuscule ways our bodies and nature function is really just mind boggling. I was very interested when I realized one of nature’s …

Tips for Raising Healthy Ducks

Ducks bring so much fun & joy to the farm yard!  With their giant floppy feet, the way they waddle across the yard, the sheer joy they get from splashing in a kiddie pool, ducks really are a great addition to any farm!  While many backyard farmers start out with chickens, and ducks certainly can …

Winter Duck Care

Winter winds are howling and a good old fashioned New England nor’easter is knocking on the door.  Most residents are rushing to the grocery store to stock up on batteries, bread and supplies for their family.  Farmers have an additional concern weighing on their mind – how can I keep my animals comfortable in the …

Duck Molting

Anyone that keeps ducks can attest to the moment of shear panic every summer when they go about their morning chores only to find HUGE amounts of fluffy feathers covering the run and duck house.  My mind immediately jumps to the worst conclusion – a predator attack – until my ducks waddle up to me …

Great Backyard Duck Breeds

They say that ducks are the “new chickens” – it seems backyard farmers all over the country are beginning to enjoy the pleasure of keeping ducks.  Our ducks are all different breeds because I enjoy variety and I like being able to tell them apart….and because there are so many great breeds I couldn’t choose just …

Foamy Eye Disease in Ducks

Ducks are pretty hardy birds, but Foamy Eye is a fairly common issue with ducks.  Generally if you see foaming in your duck’s eye, it is their body’s natural way of trying to clear an infection either from an injury or from a respiratory issue. One of the most important things you can do to …