If you’re a poultry fancier, one of the best parts of spring is finally getting your long-awaited box of baby poultry. Baby chicks are pretty much the cutest thing on the planet, and our chicks for 2017 are no exception.
There’s little question color plays a large role in selecting a breed of poultry to own. Ducks are no exception, and come in a wide array of beautiful colors. So, some people are taken by surprise when their duck grows new feathers for the year, horrified to find their lovely dark-feathered duck now has white spots. What happened?
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.
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.