Muscovey Ducks – My Final Verdict

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I’ve done my share of learning about Muscovy ducks over the past two years, and have finally come to […]

Mailbag May 2, 2013 Quail vs Ducks or Chickens

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Yesterday, I received a comment from a regular reader, Darren from Green Change. com, and  I thought I should expand on my reasoning.

“Just a quick comment to thank you for all your quail articles. I didn’t think quail were worth messing about with (small […]

Lime n Thyme Oven Roasted Muscovy

Muscovy Ducks – Yard to Table

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For the faint of heart, and/or the vegans. Be warned that this post includes descriptions and video of animals being dispatched for food. If you don’t like the thought of facing your food, don’t bother to read any further. I’m not writing this to make friends, or […]

Birds (chickens, ducks, & quail)

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I currently have 4 chickens, 7 quail, and 4 Muscovy ducks. It takes about 5 minutes a morning to feed and release the chickens and ducks to allow them to free-range.
The chickens are for egg production.
The quails and ducks are for both eggs and meat, though currently, the […]

Rule Of Threes

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In survival training, many instructors refer to the “Rule of Threes”.
 
Here they are, as taught to me by Hank, of Green Earth Survival School:
 
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Coturnix Quail for Homesteaders

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I’ve had a bit of interest over the last few weeks regarding quail as a backyard meat source. I thought I’d dust off the topic and put another article together covering the ins and outs of raising Coturnix quail, particularly in an urban setting. It is a rather long […]

Hog Harvesting

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First, let me tell you that this is NOT a “How-To”,  it is simply an “I Got to” article. Also, this will include graphic details and pictures. This is about turning a live animal into food, start to finish. We took healthy animals, in an environment we controlled, and ended up […]

The Value of Backyard Protein

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I’ve often been asked what price I’d charge for the rabbits, quail, ducks, or chickens I raised in my backyard. I’ve done some rough estimations on what I have invested in each animal, but the number of variables staggers me.
Do I include electricity used to pump the water […]

Backyard Farming and The Rogue Chicken

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When my Everglades tomatoes were devastated by a wind storm and then the sprinkler system failing, I had to […]

Back At It

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As much as I needed to step away from FHB, the longer I stayed away, the harder […]