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Raising Chickens

Raising Chickens in Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall

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...
Raising Chickens

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, including higher Omega-3 fatty acids coming from the eggs of...
Raising Chickens

Favorite Rare Breed Chickens

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...
Deer Farming

Deer Species Used in Deer Farming

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

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.
Raising Chickens

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 your backyard depends on what you want to get from...
Raising Deer

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, we'll take a look at the different North American deer...
Raising Chickens

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 eggs. When chickens are lacking something they require egg production...
Rabbits in The Garden

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

You may never see them. They sneak in silently once the sun goes down. They ravage your delicate garden and stunning landscape. If you do happen to catch a glimpse, they'll run fast as...
Raising Chickens

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.
Raising Chickens

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.
Raising Sheep

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 is important to know what a veteran sheep breeder is...
Raising Chickens

Introducing New Chickens to Your Existing Flock

Adding new chickens your flock of birds can be tricky, but it's not impossible. Every flock will have a period of adjustment, but with thoughtful planning, fighting can be kept to a minimum (in...
Raising Chickens

Raising Meat Chickens – A Step by Step Guide

Before you go out and buy some chickens for meat, you need to do some research. There many things to consider before you take the plunge. This guide will help you so you don't...
Raising Rabbits

Raising Rabbits for Preppers

As part of your preparedness plan or in your quest for off grid living, raising rabbits is an essential member of your livestock community. High in protein and easy to raise. Meat rabbits are...