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The History of Aylesbury Ducks

History of Aylesbury Ducks

The white Aylesbury is, and deservedly, a universal favourite. Its snowy plumage and comfortable comportment make it a credit to the poultry yard, while its broad and deep breast and its ample back, convey the assurance that its satisfaction will not cease at its death. In parts of Buckinghamshire, England, this member of the duck […]

Vaccinating against Avian Influenza in Holland

Vaccinating against Avian Influenza

Summer 2006 and our 23 geese and 4 chickens are vaccinated….at last. It could have been done sooner, but we wanted the goslings to be vaccinated as well. We were told that according to the European Union we had to wait until 1st July, when our goslings were old enough. They had to be seven weeks […]

The Best Way to Dispatch a Chicken

I have used the neck dislocation method successfully for years when a bird has been suffering and needed to be dispatched, but when I was researching to write the article on this method, I thought I would see whether this was the best way to dispatch a chicken at home and whether I should be […]