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Do ducks eat ticks? Yes, they do!

I think we can all agree ticks are pretty much the worst creatures on the planet. In today’s environmentally-conscious world, increasing numbers of people are looking for green solutions to common issues like pest control. As backyard poultry keeping grows more popular, many people find themselves asking the question: do ducks eat ticks? The answer is a resounding YES!

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How to properly care for baby Muscovy ducklings

Muscovy ducklings are great fun to raise and invaluable around the barnyard. Make sure your baby Muscovies grow up right by following a few simple tips.

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Recipe: Microwave Lemon Meringue Pies

This delightfully gooey lemon meringue pie recipe can be prepared with your microwave. Yum!

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Why providing a roost is so important for Muscovy ducks

One of the most distinguishing characteristics of Muscovy ducks is the fact they roost, like chickens. Even clipped Muscovies will find a way to perch on the highest surface they can reach. Your Muscovies will greatly appreciate being provided with roosts to fulfill one of their strongest natural instincts.

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Breed Profile: Cochin Bantams (or Pekins)

Cochin Bantams are one of the most recognizable breeds of chicken. They are incredibly distinctive with their ball-shaped bodies, massively feathered legs, and plumed, round tails. They have short single combs and expressive little faces.

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Should you keep your hens confined or free range?

The decision to keep chickens confined or allow them to roam free can be a difficult one. For some people, the choice is obvious–many cities do not allow chickens unless they are kept within small coops or chicken tractors. But for those who are allowed to let their chickens roam, they are often left wondering if they should.

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Holderread Waterfowl Farm 2015 Duck Order

Holderread Waterfowl Farm has a long-standing and well-deserved reputation as breeders of high quality ducks and geese. The farm is owned by Dave Holderread, a celebrity in the duck world due to his major contributions to duck breeding and exhibition. I was very excited to order 20 Runner ducklings and 10 Welsh Harlequin ducklings from the famous farm this May.

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