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Incubation and Hatching
Hatching Process and When to Help
Are My Eggs Fertile?
Supplying Food and Water in Hatcher?
Want to Watch Ducklings Hatching on Your Computer?
What Temperatures Kill In An Incubator?
What's So Special About Constant Incubator Temperature?
How to Improve Your Duck Egg and Goose Egg Hatch Rate
Sebastopol Geese Hatching and Raising Their Own Goslings

Duck and Goose Management
Getting Your Ducks And Geese Ready For Winter
How much space should I have for my ducks?
Male to Female Ratio: How many males and females should you have for ducks?
Flight Training for Ducks and Geese
Broody Ducks
Improving Mobility in Older Geese
Male Vs. Female - How to Identify Adult Ducks
Getting Ready for Your Ducklings and Goslings: Feed and Feeder
Getting Ready for Your Ducklings and Goslings: Water and Waterer
Getting Ready for Your Ducklings and Goslings: Brooder and Bedding Getting Ready for Your Ducklings and Goslings: Heating
Getting Ready for Your Ducklings and Goslings: Other Items to Consider
Ammonia: Causes and Effects
Why Has My Duck Stopped Laying Eggs?
What Causes Runts?
Are Your Ducks and Geese Overweight?
Nine Steps for Effective Building Cleanout
Time to Prepare Those Duck and Goose Nests
Can You Move Laying Ducks During Egg Production?
Sources of Poultry Flooring
How Do I Keep It Dry Around My Duck & Goose Drinkers?
Best Bedding Materials for Waterfowl
An Experiment to Reduce Cracked Eggs
Clipping Duck and Goose Wings to Prevent Flight
Six Steps to Keep Ducks From Eating Their Eggs
Are My Ducklings' Leg Problems Due to a Niacin Deficiency?
Do Ducks Prefer Showers or Baths? - Research Results
How to Use Lights to Increase Duck Egg Production
Using Lights to Maximize Duck Egg Production (Part 2)
Seven Steps to Reduce Salmonellae in Your Ducks and Geese
Results of Duck Breeder Flock Culling
How Do I Know Which of My Ducks Are Laying?
Domestic Duck Production, Science and Practice - The Book

Health
Hardware Disease
What is The NPIP and Form 9-3i?
9 Steps for Taking Blood Samples From Ducks and Geese
Can Medicated Feed Be Used For Waterfowl?
Mixing Medicine for Small Flocks of Ducks and Geese
How You Can Use Your State Veterinary Laboratory
Insuring Poultry Flocks In Case Of Catastrophic Disease

Duck Eggs for Consumption
Comparing the Nutrients of Duck Eggs and Chicken Eggs
Fresh Duck Egg Survey Results
Fresh Duck Egg Survey
Salted Duck Eggs - How to Prepare, Where to Sell
How Do You Make Duck Egg Yolks More Orange?
Seven Steps to Reduce Salmonellae in Your Ducks and Geese
The Growing Demand for Fresh Duck Eggs

Feed and Nutrition
Different Types of Feed - Mash, Crumbles, and Pellets
Mold In Your Feed
Treats Your Ducks Will Love!
Feed Mill
Niacin: What Is It and Why Do My Ducklings and Goslings Need It?
Determining How to Supplement Your Duck's Diet With Niacin
Can Medicated Feed Be Used For Waterfowl?
Is Your Feed Company on Our List?
Are My Ducklings' Leg Problems Due to a Niacin Deficiency?
Mixing Your Own Duck Feed and Goose Feed

Genetics and Breeding
Duclair Ducks
Indian Runner Ducks
Khaki Campbell Ducks
Golden 300 Hybrid and White Layer Ducks
Mallard Ducks
Buff Ducks! What Are They and Where Are They From?
Pekin Ducks
Swedish Duck
How Do We Know Pekins Originate From Wild Mallards?
Two Duck Breeds Only Available July 18 and July 25
Our Pekin Duck Breeding Program
Classic Roman Geese
American Livestock Breeds Conservancy - A Valuable Organization
No Ducks Allowed in Hawaii??
Our Purchase of the Holderread Buff and Pilgrim Goose Flocks

Exhibiting Your Birds
Hints For First Time Poultry Exhibitors
Crossroads Poultry Show Report
New Poultry Event Calendar
Metzer Farms at Crossroads Poultry Show

Government and Post Office
Bird Shippers of America and Salmonella
Insuring Poultry Flocks In Case Of Catastrophic Disease
Post Office Proposing 75% Increase in Postage for Day-Old Poultry!
Will Postal Changes Affect Mail Order Hatcheries?
Proposed Regulations for Muscovy Ducks
USDA Webinar - What You Need to Know About Raising Healthy Backyard Poultry
No Ducks Allowed in Hawaii??
Testimony to US Postal Commission on Mailing Day-Old Poultry
Will Incandescent Heat Lamps For Brooding Be Banned, Too?

Metzer Farms
2018 New Year's Letter
A Map of Metzer Farms!
Metzer Farms Traveling Catalog
Hidden Duck Contest on Metzer Farms Website
Six Fall Projects at Metzer Farms
Best Blog Ever!

Shipping
How Do Our Ducklings and Goslings Actually Get to You?
Exporting Ducklings and Goslings Around the World

Great Blogs That Don't Fit Anywhere Else!
Happy Halloween 2018!
How We Make Blown Goose and Duck Eggs
What is Blown Egg Art?
Geese and Children
The Absolutely P.C. Calendar
A Friend's Great Duck Poem
The Popularity of Christmas Geese in England
How to Differentiate African and Toulouse Goslings