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Raising 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.

Chickens in Your Backyard for Fun or Profit

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,...

Favorite Rare Breed Chickens

Humans have bred chicken breeds for thousands of years from wild jungle fowl. There are an estimated 350 combinations of physical features for chickens.

Deer Species Used in Deer Farming

Deer farming traces its roots to northern Europe where native people have been tending reindeer herds for centuries.

The Surprising Benefits of Cattle Farming and Ranching

Cattle farming and ranching plays an important role in preserving biodiversity and the habitats of local wildlife, while also supporting healthy soil.

Selecting a Breed of Chicken

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...

North American Deer Species

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,...

Egg Laying – Why a Chicken won’t Lay Eggs

It is always concerning when our hens suddenly stop laying. The first sign of a problem for your girls is when they stop laying...

Rabbits Running Rampant in Your Backyard? Smart Tips to Keep Them at Bay

These three simple steps will help you safely repel rabbits so you can fully enjoy the beauty and bounty of your outdoor space.

The Best Nutrition for Your Backyard Chickens

The happiest backyard chickens have the healthiest diets, and the best eggs come from hens eating the most nutritious feed.

How Much Do Chickens Eat?

Chickens are delightful creatures, well worth investing in as pets, but owning them should be thought of as a long term commitment.

Visual Appraisal Checklist for Sheep Breeding

Sheep breeding starts with good genes and focused care. Whether you are planning to buy, sell, or choose sheep from your existing flock, it...
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