A Flock of Chickens and Ducks

Raising ducks helps control garden pests, and a webcam on our site focuses on GRIT’s poultry brooder.

| July 2013

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    Heritage chickens are great layers, and perfect for the backyard flock.
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Myriad factors must be taken into account before you start raising chickens, ducks or other poultry. You can learn more by searching the Grit website, and here are a few articles to get you started. Discover a method of keeping the chicken litter managed; relax as you watch the hatchlings roaming the Grit office brooder via our LIVE webcam; and contemplate building your own chicken tractor to help your flock free range. Research heritage breeds to determine the best one for your flock; consider adding ducks to help control garden pests, including ticks; and watch a new video about keeping a backyard flock. Our sister publication, Mother Earth Living, lists the best weeds to keep around – for nutrition, among other things. Hank offers some advice on preparing a deer feeder in a blog post for Tough Grit Hints From Hank Will, and watch an episode of “Tough Grit” about clearing some of your woodland.

A Flock of Chickens and Ducks

Try a new litter management method for your feathered flock.

Relax as you watch the hatchlings on Grit’s LIVE brooder cam!

A chicken tractor may be just what your hens need.

Select the best heritage chicken breeds for your place.

Ducks just love those garden pests.

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