Ep. 24 Ducks on Demand

The darlings of the barnyard, ducks: what to feed them, how to house them, their behavior and what they bring to the table.

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In this episode of Mother Earth News and Friends, our guests discuss the darlings of the barnyard, ducks: what to feed them, how to house them, their behavior and what they bring to the table.  

Kellsey Trimble managing editor of Grit Magazine enjoys immersing herself in the homestead lifestyle as frequently as possible. Kellsey is a true farm girl with years of applicable experience! You can find her blog, Thistle Moon Ridge, on Grit.com.

Jeannette Beranger is the Senior Program Manager for The Livestock Conservancy. She uses her knowledge to plan and implement conservation programs, conduct field research, and advise farmers in their endeavors with rare breeds. She is co-author of the best-selling book “An Introduction to Heritage Breeds.”

Victoria Redhed Miller is the author of Pure Poultry: Living Well with Heritage Chickens, Turkeys and Ducks and is a popular guest at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Fairs speaking on the topics of poultry, craft distilling, and bread making.

Additional Resources:

9 Reasons Why Raising Ducks Might Be a Better Option Than Chickens

The Homestead Guide to Domesticated Ducks

Incubating Duck Eggs Successfully

The Pros & Cons of Eating Duck Eggs vs Chicken Eggs

Find our Guests’ Books in the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Store

Pure Poultry

Intro Heritage Breeds


Our Podcast Team:

Carla Tilghman and Jessica Mitchell
Interview by Charlotte French

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