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So you are keeping a few chickens and want to make you own food. Chickens, like us, very much appreciate a varied diet.
During the early 1800s, lands in Highland and Ross Counties, Ohio, along Paint and Rattlesnake Creeks, were sold by veterans of the Revolutionary War who had been granted them as war bounties. Settlers moved in, attracted by...
When we think about the dangerous animals faced by our pioneer ancestors, what comes to mind? Probably we would imagine wolves, bears, panthers, and poisonous reptiles. Few would consider the lowly squirrel! But for the early Ohio...
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? Although chickens seem like fragile creatures, they possess certain characteristics that allow them to survive through many different weather climates. While some chickens can withstand winter, others thrive in the summer weather. It all...
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,...