What Do Ducks Eat?

Feeding ducks in the backyard farm.

If you’re a pet lover, you would love ducks because they are social and playful birds. Like dogs, they develop an unbreakable bond with their keepers. You can talk, sing, and provide them with their favorite treats and toys. But if it is your first-time keeping ducks, you might be at a loss regarding what … Read more

When Do Ducks Start Laying Eggs?

Female duck started to lay eggs in the nest.

Do you spend time figuring out when your ducks would lay eggs? The same happened to me when I kickstarted my mini backyard duck farm to raise ducks for eggs. I was at a loss about when my ducks would lay eggs. But when they reached their sixth month, many of my ducks started laying … Read more

Different Types of Chicken Feeders

All different sizes and styles of chicken feeders.

Many backyard chicken raisers start with good intentions to build a sizeable chicken coop but end up giving away their chickens because they feel raising chickens is quite troublesome. Such a feeling is understandable, considering that raising chickens isn’t easy. Besides, it requires time and effort. It also necessitates monitoring what your chickens eat daily … Read more

What To Feed Chickens By Age?

Farmer feeding chickens and chicks in coop.

If you ever decide to raise chickens in your backyard to become more self-sufficient with your food supply, it will be best to do extensive research on raising chickens. Besides, it will help if you learn the essential factors to consider when raising backyard chickens, like what feeds you should provide them at various stages … Read more

Best Rat-proof Chicken Feeders

Different types of chicken feeders to prevent rat.

A close friend of mine called in the other day, asking me about ways to prevent rats from accessing the feeds of his chickens. Rats, of course, can become a real menace to chicken keepers because rats get drawn to chicken feed. Besides, if you’re the kind of flock raiser—used to scattering chicken feeds on … Read more