Pal-Mates … weekend web tip

Have you ever wondered why breeders use raised cages for rearing young birds? Feather quality is essential for waterfowl and the ability to dry out and be comfortable makes all the difference. Droppings fall through the mesh, and if you you build the brooder at the right height for you, your comfort will be improved […]

Pal-Mates … weekend web tip

  Q is for Quill. The bare part of the central shaft of a feather, nearest to the body. As the true feathers start to grow in youngsters, the feather is surrounded by a sheath and has a regular blood supply.   When these ‘pins’ as they are known, continue to grow, they are very […]

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Our slide presentation on Facebook will guide you through the process.

Pal-Mates — weekend web tip

Jumping. Not an activity always associated with waterfowl, but some are adept at hopping up steps and branches. Jumping from a height though is seen in many species which nest in high places, such as Barnacle Geese, Wood Ducks or Hooded Mergansers.   When making a nest box it will help the ducklings get […]