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Breed Details: African Harlequin are monagomous, which means they should be kept in pairs. They are a very fun breed of quail to raise/breed, they are tame like coturnix, and are smaller than a coturnix but, larger than a button (quail). From my...
Breed Details: Average weight: 500 to 600 grams (about 1.1 to 1.3 pounds) Temperament: Ruddy ducks are exotic. They can be kept as pets, but will never be as nice, and friendly as domestic birds. Therefore, their temperament is fine if raised...
Yesterday I called Ideal Poultry and placed my first order of chicks and ducklings. I ordered 25 Easter Egger pullets and 2 males, 25 Gold Sex Link pullets and 2 males, 15 Rouen ducklings straight run and 15 White Pekin ducklings straight run. I...
Breed Details: The Ancona duck is a beautiful duck that is built a bit stockier than its cousin, the Magpie, and weighs 6 to 6.5 lbs at maturity. Its unique mottled plumage can be of any combination of a single color and white, or it may be...
I have pictures of my cute A-frame coop. It's weathered to a lovely grey, and has two, two-sided nest boxes that have caused me to wonder about better solutions. I'll probably be using it to house on of the three or four flocks I plan on...
Breed Details: The Orpington duck is a great breed! They lay around 200 eggs a year and can be used for meat. They are a tan/buff colour with the males having a grey head. They are loud birds and would not be great if you had close neighbours....
Well heck I made it through Chick Days at my local stores but out of the blue today I went and ordered five , day-old babies, online. This may not sound like much but I've already got 27 hens and I don't need anymore daggum chickens! I'm going...
Breed Details: Whatever you say about geese with conviction, they'll make a liar out of you, says Dave Holderread, waterfowl preservationist and author of The Book of Geese: A Complete Guide to Raising the Home Flock. They're very much like...
Breed Details: Standard coloring for Magpie Ducks includes white breast, neck and under body with a black (or variety) "jacket" and cap on the top of the head. Many have mottled beaks and legs. Their bills get a bit darker and greener with age....
Chicken Breed Info: Breed Purpose: Meat Comb: Snood Broodiness: Very Climate Tolerance: Most Climates General Egg Info: Egg Productivity: Seasonal Egg Size: Large Egg Color: Speckled White Breed Temperament: Friendly Breed Colors /...
Hello, I have read most of the articles in the Disease section and have not found anything that applies to my hen, Millie. She is making the strangest noises, when she breathes in and out. It's like nothing I can compare it to. It almost...
Breed Details: Wood ducks are a breed commonly kept in aviaries. They form monogamous pairs, mating with the same mate for their life. The females make a nest in the spring consisting of 8-12 creamy, off-white eggs and they usually hatch in 28-30...
Breed Details: The temperament of each bird may vary widely. Buttonquails are small, drab, running birds, which avoid flying. In length and 1.9 to 4.7 ounces (53 to 134 grams) in weight, with the female significantly larger than the male....
Breed Details: Other color varieties include: White, Black Shoulder, Purple, Silver Pied, Opal, Cameo and Bronze. India Blue mixed with Green are known as Spaldings. Peafowl are easy to care for, very entertaining and gentle birds. Peacock Peahen...
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