Geese, Quail, Turkey

profitable animals for homesteaders1 (1)

Most Profitable Farm Animals For A Small Farm

  Do you have a few acres or are you looking to purchase a small homestead? Raising farm animals for a profit with a few acres is a different endeavor than if you have hundreds of acres to raise large herds of animals. Check out this article on the most profitable livestock to raise if

Most Profitable Farm Animals For A Small Farm Read More »

Quail chicken and duck eggs (1)

Quail, Chicken, Duck Eggs: Pictures, Nutrition, Pros & Cons

  If you are thinking about raising birds for eggs, you may be considering between quail, chicken, or ducks. Which is best? Which bird is easiest to raise and which is the most affordable?  These are a few of the questions I set out to answer in this guide.  There are specific benefits to each

Quail, Chicken, Duck Eggs: Pictures, Nutrition, Pros & Cons Read More »

Geese do better with a partner than alone (1)

Can You Keep Just One Duck Or One Goose? Will They be Happy

Goslings and ducklings are adorable. It makes it tempting to bring one home for a family pet. But, before you give in to the impulse to bring home a baby duck or goose, consider the full implications of raising wildfowl.  Both ducks and geese can live for as many as 20 years. Are you ready

Can You Keep Just One Duck Or One Goose? Will They be Happy Read More »

A Chicken Duck crossbreed from China (1)

Can Ducks Breed With Chickens, Turkeys, Swans, Geese & Other Ducks?

Raising ducks, chickens, turkeys and geese can be a lot of fun. If you are raising more than one type of bird, you may be wondering if it’s possible to interbreed some of your mixed flock. Depending on the types of birds you have, it may be technically possible to breed two species together.  But,

Can Ducks Breed With Chickens, Turkeys, Swans, Geese & Other Ducks? Read More »

The best guard animal to protect chickens

What is the Best Animal to Protect Chickens?

  Recently, a mountain lion was found in an empty irrigation ditch on my neighbor’s land. But, big cats are not the only predator attacking chickens. Foxes, weasels, rats, snakes all eat and kill chickens. Don’t forget about the neighborhood cats and dogs, who kill and eat chickens. There are many ways to protect chickens

What is the Best Animal to Protect Chickens? Read More »

Scroll to Top