Ducklings Week 3!

The girls are officially over 3 weeks old now and growing fast! They are starting to get feathers too 🙂 It even sounds like some are starting to quack a bit. They moved out to the much bigger garage brooder this weekend and have plenty of room to run around now. They are enjoying pooping in their pool even though there’s no water in it yet. Lol!

Waiting on putting water in the pool until they are a bit bigger and it’s warmer outside.

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Ketovore Lifestyle

The ketovore lifestyle is based on a Proper Human Diet approach to eating and living. The Proper Human Diet movement was coined recently by Dr Ken Berry and more on that can be found on his website here:

The main ketovore approach is about eating unprocessed mostly meat based foods, but with the flexibility of adding in some vegetables and fruits in an amount tailored to your own personal carb level and food sensitivity tolerances while also maintaining a high fat to protein ratio.

Not everyone will thrive on a carnivore or ketovore based way of eating, but I’ve found this is what works for me and so many others. I tried carnivore and had issues eating so much protein. I had to experiment and play around with the diet to feel my best. I do so much better keeping fat higher, protein moderate, and adding in very little low oxalate vegetables such as squashes. This helps me to keep inflammation down, keep my energy up, and fuel my life and workouts.

If you want more information about the ketovore lifestyle, or need help understanding what it’s all about, there are many resources such as Dr Ken Berry and his wife Neisha Berry out there that can help you. I also will be offering some private wellness coaching as I finish up my Women’s Coaching Specialist Certification through Girls Gone Strong. More details to come, but you can also reach out via my contact page for more info on current coaching options.

Ducklings – 2 weeks old!

The girls are 2 weeks old today! They’ve been with me since Thursday April 14th. Tomorrow morning we will try dialing the temperature down to 75 degrees in the duck room. Hopefully by next week they’ll be able to dial down to 70 and move to their bigger brooder out in the garage.

Ducklings are hardier than chickens and can take cold sooner, but they still need babied for the first few weeks and need heat in their room/garage or need heat plates until they are fully feathered or it stays over 50 degrees outside even at night. Here in northeast Indiana, the temps are still dipping below that at night, so I’m hoping when they turn 3 weeks old that will be a different case! The infrared heater will be going to the garage with them when they move to their bigger brooder and they might get to swim in a small pool out there too. They won’t get their full size kiddie pool until they are fully feathered at 6-8 weeks.

Duckling video below with their good morning fresh water time!

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