The Best Egg Layers for Your Backyard Poultry Flock An article by Sam Schipani for Hello Homestead. This article will help you choose the right birds for your homestead flock.
"When considering which birds are best for eggs, there are a few aspects to consider:
how big the eggs are, how often they lay eggs and, for some Instagram-minded homesteaders, how colorful the eggs they lay are..."
Advantages of Ducks and Their Eggs
An article written by John Metzer for the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy Newsletter. It describes the advantages, qualities and uses of duck eggs,
how to manage the ducks for maximum egg production and where to get breeding stock and duck eggs to sample
Read all about Mallard Ducks - their advantages and drawbacks, raising, feeding, breeder management, etc.
This excellent article was written by Dr. Leland Hayes, an expert in all game bird species, and presented in his Gamebird eZine newsletter.
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Read all about Canada Geese - their intelligence and unique characteristics, how to care for them, how to manage the breeding pairs, overwintering, flight management, etc. This article was also written by Dr. Leland Hayes, an expert in all game bird species, and presented in his Gamebird eZine newsletter.
For more information on Dr. Hayes and his birds, visit www.lelandhayes.com.
Duck, Duck, Goose
By David Frey, published by Tractor Supply's Outhere magazine 2010.
This is an excellent article on comparing chickens and ducks for egg production from a small backyard flock.
And then once you have made the right choice to go with the ducks,
it tells you how to manage a small flock for maximum egg production. By Dave Holderread, published in Backyard Poultry.
Geese for Water Hyacinth Control
This is an article describing experiments done on how to control water hyacinth with geese. By BL Damron and HR Wilson, published in American Small Farm.
Single Stage Incubation
Maybe you can adopt the techniques of single stage incubation to improve your hatchability! By John Metzer, published in NAGA News.
Hawaii Duck Protocol
This is a detailed description of how to use ducks to control snails in taro farms in Hawaii. Much of this information can be used for your own non-taro garden or pond.
By Penny Levin, published in Statewide Strategic Control Plan for Apple Snail in Hawaii
Unusual Brain Compositon in Crested Ducks
This is a detailed research article on the differences in the brains of Crested Ducks, interesting reading for the more science oriented of us.
By Julia Cnotka, published in Brain Research Bulletin.
This is an article about the genetics behind moulards, or mule ducks.
Duck Welfare Study
Professor Marion Stamp Dawkins, Professor of Animal Behaviour of Oxford University, puts the record straight with regard to her research into duck welfare that was criticised in the popular media recently.
Using Weeder Geese
A terrific article on the use of weeder geese to improve your land. Includes information on selection, management of geese, and best practices. By John Metzer
Calling All Canadas
This article describes how to construct Canada goose nests that attract geese and are protected from predators.
Please note, however, that Canada geese should only be attracted to areas where they will not cause a nuisance and are at least two miles from the nearest airport
for public safety. By George T. Kammerer III