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It is becoming increasingly more popular to keep chickens in your back garden. In addition to the benefits derived from having delicious, free-range eggs easily available for your kitchen, you can enjoy the benefits of chickens as a companion...
Rabbit farming is becoming popular all over the world, especially in third world countries as rabbit is being recognized as a new source of low cost protein, with minimal set up and minimal maintenance costs. For commercial rabbit production, the...
Many of America's favorite venison recipes originated during the pioneer days of the United States when whitetail deer traditions began. In those years of old, "store bought" goods were scarce and families relied on the ingredients at hand for...
How Does the Climate Affect Backyard Fowl? This article can help you raise chickens in winter, spring, summer & fall. Although chickens seem like fragile creatures, they possess certain characteristics that allow them to survive through many different weather climates. While some...
A small flock of chickens can become a great living compost pile. And with new understandings of the superiority of grass-fed organic animal products, including higher Omega-3 fatty acids coming from the eggs of such animals, free-range chickens are...
Humans have bred chicken breeds for thousands of years from wild jungle fowl. Today, there are an estimated 350 combinations of physical features for chickens. Here is a sampler of colorful breeds considered rare that are finding favor again....
Deer farming is a form of agriculture found on the Asian, European and North American continents. Farms in these widely scattered geographic locations usually raise a native species. There are four main species in Asia: Central Asian red deer,...
Although sometimes challenged, cattle farming and ranching plays an important role in preserving biodiversity and the habitats of local wildlife, while also supporting healthy soil. Just as the bison kept grasslands healthy and viable for centuries, cattle grazing has...
They're Not Just Chickens Chickens come in all shapes, color, sizes... and purposes. Did you know that selecting the type of chicken to raise in your backyard depends on what you want to get from them? There are basically three...
North America is home to many species of deer (Cervidae). While you may know some, chances are you don't know all of them. Here, we'll take a look at the different North American deer species. White-tailed Deer- (Odocoileus virginianus) The...