The Value of Chickens and Ducks (A guest Post)

Ducks are a great source of protein.

Khaki Campbell Ducklings at 2pairfarms.com

(A guest post by 2pairfarms.com)

On our quest to be independent we decided to get busy with livestock.  We have had chickens in the past and know how much fun they can be and about their easy care.  Well, almost easy care.

This time around we chose Australorps for eggs and meat because they are a great dual purpose bird.  They are docile, meaning they usually are not going to give you any trouble by pecking you.  They lay well, up to 250 per year (or more).  With ten hens, production should be about 2,500 per year.  Feed costs . . . Read more