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ostrich eggs and chicks

How To Care For Ostrich Eggs And Chicks

Ostriches breed during the time of year when days are longest and temperatures are higher. The breeding season is typically about 40 days during the time when days are 12 hours long or more. Generally speaking, the mating season begins in May and ends in very early September. Typically, July is the peak of the … Read more

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How To Raise Ostriches: A Simple Guide

Ostriches are not only the largest birds in Africa, they are also the largest birds in the world. An adult ostrich can weigh as much as 350 pounds and can stand 9 feet tall. Ostriches belong to the bird family known as ratite. Other members of this family include these flightless birds: Cassowary Rhea Kiwi … Read more

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How Do You Cook Ostrich Steak?

In many parts of the world ostrich is a very common and popular meat. For example, in areas where the ostrich is native, such as South Africa, ostrich steak is a common sight on the dinner table. Read on to learn more on how to cook ostrich steak. How To Cook Ostrich Steak Ostrich has … Read more

what does an ostrich eat

What Does An Ostrich Eat: A Simple Guide

If you want to start your own ostrich farm, there are a number of things you’ll need to consider. One of them is what does an ostrich eat and how to provide the right nutrition to them. This guide should help you. Wilderness Vs Captivity In the wild, ostriches live in the open plains and … Read more

How Did Ostriches Evolve to Not Fly

How To Start An Ostrich Farm: A Simple Guide

Ostriches are raised commercially for their hides and their plumes, which are used to make boots and other leather goods, as well as accessories. Ostrich eggs are cooked and eaten in South Africa and in some very upscale restaurants around the world. The shells are useful for artistic pursuits as well as the manufacture of … Read more

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How To Build A Duck Pond & Keep It Clean?

There are many different kinds of ponds that you can build for your ducks, and doing so can be pretty easy. If you have the space to build a large, natural pond, it will involve digging by hand or using a backhoe to dig out space you wish to convert into a pond. Begin by … Read more

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Can Ducks And Chickens Live Together?

While it is possible for ducks and chickens to coexist, there are a few conditions that need to be met to keep them happy. In this article, we answer some frequently asked questions about the differences and similarities between ducks and chickens and provide sound advice on helping them to cohabitate. Can ducks and chickens … Read more

how to use duck eggs

How To Use Duck Eggs: Duck Eggs Recipes

Duck eggs are larger, thicker shelled and more flavorful than chicken eggs. Their deep yellow/orange yolks take up more space in the shell, so they are also a better source of omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin A and “good” cholesterol. In this article, we discuss the use of duck eggs in cooking and baking. Read … Read more

What Can I Use to Sedate A Pig

12 Fun Facts, Questions & Answers About Pigs

We have published quite a few articles about raising and taking care of pigs on your farm or homestead. This post tries to answer some of the most common questions and myths about pigs. I’ll try to answer questions such as: ‘why do pigs have curly tails’; ‘why do pigs wag their tails’; ‘why do … Read more

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