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Preparing for the Breeding Season

Preparing for the Breeding Season

This month, I am extremely pleased to welcome Jeremy Hobson to our blog. Jeremy is the author of numerous poultry books and magazine articles about poultry keeping which have taught me so much over the years.

Although Jeremy may be no spring chicken himself, (Jeremy’s words not mine…!) here he suggests some ways of preparing for and ensuring healthy, early, chicks from your breeding stock.

Duck in Snow

Winter Care of Bantam Ducks

Higgins Rat Ranch Conservation Farm is located in Alberta, Canada. During the winter the temperature can drop as low as -45C. Specialist care is of course required. I’m pleased to welcome Tara Higgins as a guest post this week to share her tips for looking after bantam ducks in these …