‘Waterfowl’ Archive

Avian Influenza is here: 5 takeaways February 22, 2022 1 Comment

You’ve heard about highly pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in the news unless you’ve been hiding under a rock! Wondering what this means for chicken keepers? Here are five key takeaways.  1. Your flock can’t contract Avian Influenza from My Pet Chicken’s chicks. Let’s address the pink elephant in the room first. Our breeder flocks are […]

Meet the Peeps from My Pet Chicken: Shannon February 1, 2022 No Comments

Welcome to My Pet Chicken’s “Meet the Peeps” blog series! We lovingly call our My Pet Chicken employees, “Peeps!” You’ve interacted with us by phone, chat, and email…now it’s time to “meet” us. My Pet Chicken is very unique in that ALL employees are poultry keepers ourselves so we offer a wealth of experience and […]

Meet the “Peeps” from My Pet Chicken: Judi December 16, 2021 No Comments

Welcome to My Pet Chicken’s “Meet the Peeps” blog series! We lovingly call our My Pet Chicken employees, “Peeps!” You’ve interacted with us by phone, chat, and email…now it’s time to “meet” us. My Pet Chicken is very unique in that ALL employees are poultry keepers ourselves so we offer a wealth of experience and […]

A Guide to Building a Chicken First Aid Kit August 17, 2021 1 Comment

Owning a chicken first aid kit for your flock is a must! Let’s face it, no matter what level chicken keeper you are, there will eventually come a day that an illness or accident happens and you will need medical supplies for a member of your flock. As luck will have it, these events notoriously […]

Herbs for Chickens -Top 6 to Grow for your Flock August 6, 2021 No Comments

If you’re growing a garden, consider adding herbs for chickens. Their benefits are two-fold, because they’re good for your birds and you! Herbs are notoriously easy to grow and maintain. They’re not picky and can be grown in almost any soil and will adapt to almost any situation (except being waterlogged). You can even add […]

Keeping Geese in Winter: Top 3 Tips November 12, 2020 2 Comments

Are your geese ready for winter? Geese are large, hardy birds that often thrive in cooler weather. But if you keep geese in an area with long, cold winters and plenty of snow, a few steps should be taken to make sure your birds are comfortable. Prepping the coop for winter Like most livestock, geese […]

Jules – The Special Duck September 9, 2020 No Comments

Do you have a “special” member in your flock? You know, that one chicken, duck, goose (or hey, any other member of the flock!) that you nursed and nurtured through thick and thin? The one you count heads for every day to be sure they are still there? Yeah, I thought you might! Today I […]

Raising Waterfowl for Eggs March 26, 2019 No Comments

While you might think that chickens are the easiest way to backyard egg laying success, ducks and geese also produce tasty and nutritious eggs. With their own distinctive qualities, duck eggs and goose eggs can add a unique flair to your farm stand or small egg business, or they can just make breakfast a little […]

Which Goose and Duck Breeds are Right for Your Farm? February 16, 2019 2 Comments

Waterfowl can be a great addition to your farm, but it’s important to know the differences between duck breeds and geese, and what they bring to the farm.