Animal Care

Tips, tricks, and advice on caring for farm animals

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Homemade Chicken Scratch Recipe

Chicken scratch is a pretty easy mix of grains, oyster shells and other wholesome ingredients that really make your birds happy. You can make a super simple batch or add herbs and flowers that help promote egg laying, respiratory health and the general health of your birds.

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Keeping Backyard Ducks

Ducks are one of my absolute weaknesses, I love their sweet little faces. The ladies at our local feed store always chuckle when they see me because they know I have the will power of a bubble in a hurricane and if I even look something fluffy or fuzzy is coming home with me. I know, I’m horrible but honestly, ducks are so much fun to keep, and they are so easy to take care of. They are actually super smart and have so much personality!

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