It’s time to upgrade the simple duck hut to a floating nest box.
So i’m raising a new batch of females, and to get them used to processing the horse manure, I bring them around one of my trusted roosters and scatter black oil sunflower seeds on the pellets. Papa Rooster takes it from there. And as they grow into pullets, they’ll visit the horse areas on theirContinue reading “Raising Chicks With Rooster’s Help”
In reality,* he’s been trained to process the horses’ manure. It’s part of his job on the farm. So in exchange for food, the chickens break the manure pellets apart–everyday–which helps dry the manure and dissipates the ammonia smell. They then mix it into the Soil. They also devour any parasite eggs they findContinue reading “Chickens Cleaning Up After Horses”
Raising ducks with a Mama hen in a duckponics system that grows vetiver grass.
Mosquito and fly hunters in training.
The primary swale is functioning well. Stopping the flash flood rainwater and making great duck habitat at the same time. The next phase is to bring in soil to cover the stones, then plant the fruit trees and leguminous varieties.