You will hands get on experience, and up close and personal, with baby chicks and ducklings, some may be one day old (are are very very cute!) some may be older, and some may be just hatching out of their eggs in the incubators and hatchers, this is fascinating to watch!). You will learn about the differences between chickens and ducks, and the different gestation periods. You may be able to see inside the egg with the chicks or ducklings developing (this may depend on where the eggs are in their developmental cycle as near to hatching out, it it is not always easy to see anything inside the egg). You can learn about the different colored eggs, and which feathered friend has laid which colored egg ! You will learn to match up the young with their mothers/parents, (not always that easy to do as the coloring's of the baby chicks and ducklings are often very different to their parents. You will get hands on experience with the baby ducklings and baby chicks, and the adult feather friends. You can be involved in giving medicine to any of the poultry (if required). This can include worming potion, special mite cream that you can massage on their legs. There are always opportunities for photos, selfies, videos etc. Unique
I Julia grew up on a farm and have been around animals all of my life. These animals include, guinea pigs, rabbits, chickens, ducks, goats, sheep, cows, pigs, alpacas, and deer. David was born to farming family and spent every weekend and school holidays with the animals, David favourites are the new born calves and feeding out time (feeding lucerne hay to cows in the paddock). We have a small farm where we have a range of animals, which includes chickens, ducks, sheep, and cows. We are passionate about living off the land as well as caring for a wide range of animals. Myself (Julia) have also been involved in breeding a wide range of chicken and duck breeds. I (Julia) I love sharing my passions about animals with others.
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Firstly you will see the incubators where the eggs are incubating away, the incubators will be at different stages, and you will learn about the different gestation periods for different breeds of poultry. You will then visit the chicks and ducklings that have already hatched out and you can hold them in your hands for photos and selfies. We will then take you to the see the parents hens, and ducks.
Please note that you can be as hands on or as hands off as you feel comfortable with, most people love a cute chicks or ducklings, but it is not for every one, so even if you dont want a hands on experience, you will enjoy it, see and learn lots of things.
Be a chicken and duck farmer for a while