Ascites in Ducks – Treating Miss Emerald for Water Belly

Ascites in Ducks – Treating Miss Emerald for Water Belly

In fall 2018, we noticed that one of our runner ducks, Miss Emerald, was lethargic and having difficulty breathing. On closer examination, we suspected she had ascites, also known as “water belly”. We made the diagnosis in early October, and treated her over the course of the next several months. Her condition improved, and her…

Rain Barrels – DIY, Cheap, Decorative Options (+ Care Tips)
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Rain Barrels – DIY, Cheap, Decorative Options (+ Care Tips)

Rain barrels are a great water conservation option, but there are a few things you need to know to avoid a mess and get the most out of your storage. We’ll share how to make a rain barrel (or get one cheap or decorative), plus installation and maintenance tips for rain water collection.