Articles from SundownWaterfowl

Silkie The Silkie is a very unusual breed of chicken. Their feathers lack functioning barbicels, and are thus similar to down on other birds. The overall result is a soft fluffy apperance. They are a wonderful breed of chicken for children. They are friendly, calm, and very docile. They also can't fly. They come in bearded and non-beaded varities. The ABA accepts six standard colors for Silkies. They are black, blue, buff, white, partridge, splash and gray. There are also some other...
Helping Call Ducklings Hatch Some people are against helping, but I do help, especially with call ducklings. Call ducklings, especially the good quality ones, have round heads, short beaks, and short necks, which, contributes to difficulty during the hatch. Let start from the beginning. After I put my call duck eggs into the incubator, I wait 10 days, and then I mist and cool the eggs daily. I cool the eggs for about 5 minutes each day, and mist them with lukewarm...
Brahma Light Brahma Created by SundownWaterfowl Breed Information, Comments, and Experience with breed: Light Brahmas have a white base color, with black on the hackles and saddle feathers. Light Brahmas are a very nice breed to raise. They are calm, gentle, and docile birds. The hens are good layers of large brown eggs. They begin laying at around 5 months of age. They are a very easy breed to hatch, brood, and raise. Light Brahmas should be kept out of full sun if you plan to show them, as...
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