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Snakes in Early Ohio History

During the early 1800s, settlers in Ohio's Highland and Ross Counties were continually threatened by huge spotted rattlesnakes.

Squirrels – The Plague of Southern Ohio in the Early 1800s

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 settlers, the squirrel was the cause of famine and suffering.

An Essential Guide to Chicken Health for The Small Scale Chicken Keeper

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 pet.

An Introduction to Rabbit Farming

Rabbit farming is becoming popular all over the world as rabbit is being recognized as a new source of low cost protein, with minimal set up and minimal maintenance costs.

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, including higher Omega-3 fatty acids coming from the eggs of such animals, free range chickens are showing up again on organic small farms, backyard mini-farms, and even urban lots.

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

If you are serious about raising chickens in your backyard, determine what you want to raise them for and get the type of chicken breed that best fits your purpose.

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 species.

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.
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