1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    Not a member yet? join BYC here & then introduce yourself in our community forum here.

Other Fowl

Raising chickens is awesome, but what about their other feathered cousins? Learn how to raise other fantastic birds, including: Turkeys, Ducks, Quail, Geese, and others.

DucksGeeseQuailTurkeys

Mallard Derived Duck Color Genetics Basics Ducks have come a long way since they were first domesticated from mallards and now come in many beautiful colors. This article will explore how the...
Have you ever wanted a quail that was as friendly as a chicken? Well this is your answer!
Here is an interesting topic, it has been long debated that the Muscovy duck's name is incorrect and that it is more closely related to a goose or it deserves to be in it's own group of Anatidae....
So you want to show ducks? Awesome!! I’ve been showing since 2017 starting with mallards now also showing muscovies. Here’s how you start:
Chinese Geese The Chinese breed is a descendant of the wild swan goose, like it's cousin, the African. It is a very good duel purpose breed, as well as an excellent guard animal. Today, Chinese...
My journey into pigeons began in May 2018. It all started finding a stray racing pigeon. I managed to contact the owner through the details on its ring and he advised me on how best to care for it...
So, this story starts with my neighbors wanting to get rid of an old dilapidated boat. She just wanted it out of their yard. It had a good motor and trailer (which my dear darling hubby was...
I'm sure most of you have wondered (and might be wondering right now) "What type of poultry should I get?". Though there are many ways to decide, it might be best to decide by listening to people...
Basic turkey questions and answers.
I used to think guinea fowl were just chickens with polka dots, but nothing is further from the truth! Guinea fowl are quite a bit different from chickens in appearance and behaviour. In this...
If no medicine is at hand, cayenne pepper can be used to treat coccidiosis in turkeys.
This article covers everything you need to know about raising ducklings to ducks.
Keeping Pigeons: People keep pigeons for many different reasons such as racing/homing, breeding for shape and colors, fancy flying, pets or meat, so there are now hundreds of pigeon breeds...
In October 2014 I got a pair of society finches, the male (Tweety Bird or TB) loved building and rebuilding the nest for his mate (named R). She would lay a clutch of eggs and every time...
My garden needs 3 things to flourish 1. Fertilizer 2. Water 3. Pest control. These are all provided by Ducks in the Garden.
Loading...

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: