Chicken Eggs vs Duck Eggs: An Infographic

The number one question we get each week at our local tailgate market is: What's the difference between duck eggs and chicken eggs? A lot of people are hesitant to buy duck eggs because they are not as well known and maybe seem a little more exotic than the chicken...

Poultry Alternatives to Chickens

I love our chickens. They are entertaining to watch, great pets, give us lots of yummy eggs. That being said, chickens are not the only option for eggs (and meat) on your homestead. There are poultry alternatives that can meet your egg needs or even provide additional...

How to Raise Coturnix Quail

oultry is big here at our house. My kids love birds more than most other livestock. We started with chickens, then added ducks, and finally quail. We raise coturnix quail, which have a lot of pluses when it comes to poultry. They are small- perfect...

Hatching Chicks: Incubator vs. Broody Hen

The main reason most people raise chickens is for the steady supply of fresh eggs. But at some point your chickens' production will begin to dwindle and you will have to replace them with new birds in order to keep getting eggs. Some choose to buy day-old chicks from...

5 Reasons NOT to Own Guinea Fowl

Guinea fowl can be an exotic addition to your farm. They have many pros but some drawbacks as well. Here are 5 reason you might decide NOT to raise guineas.

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