The Wonderment of Waterfowl
Moose Manor Big & Tall ducklings & goslings
I know that I'm biased but I believe I have the most entertaining characters of the waterfowl world living in my barnyard. I do enjoy watching them run around acting silly, all the while honking, splashing, quacking, and hunting for bugs. I think it's hilarious that the ducks and geese are so much bigger than the chickens but still allow those bossy hens to bully them. I keep saying to my big ol' American geese "you outweigh that chicken by 15 pounds... don't let her push you around!" LOL!
I have a bit of variety in my waterfowl. I currently raise 9 breeds of splashy little goofballs; many of them are on the American Livestock Conservancy's priority endangered list. Some of the birds are raised specifically to produce meat and some only for eggs, a few for both. Today I breed Holderread Welsh Harlequin, Penciled Indian Runners, Emery Penciled Indian Runners, Black Cayuga, Dutch Hookbill, Golden Cascade, Ancona's, and my own White French Production Muscovy and Heritage Pilgrim Geese. I also have a few hybrid layer ducks to supply eggs while I'm breeding my purebred stock in the spring.
I receive a lot of phone calls from around the country related to prolapse in hens. Please read the following article if you're experiencing this difficult situation: http://ow.ly/EZRRA
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