livestock

3 of The Best Dual-Purpose Chicken Breeds
July 22, 2020 · · Chickens 101

The best dual-purpose chicken breeds are important on the homestead because they produce both meat and eggs. Breed choice is one of those topics that every chicken keeper has definite feelings about.

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Treating Livestock and Chicken Eye Problems
July 21, 2020 · · Feed & Health

Livestock and chicken eye problems need to be treated as soon as possible. When our chickens and livestock get an eye injury or any type of wound, I grab the first aid box.

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The Best Rooster Breed for Your Flock
July 16, 2020 · · Chickens 101

On the hunt for the best rooster breed for your flock? There’s plenty to choose from, but which breed will work best for you?

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How to Avoid Chicken Feed Storage Mistakes
July 12, 2020 · · Feed & Health

Chicken feed storage is not something that many of us put much thought into. We’re usually more concerned about coop design, predator control, and keeping our birds healthy.

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Saving an American Icon — Raising Turkeys

Erin Krier planned to get her kids started with a dairy cow when she attended her first 4-H meeting. She left the meeting as poultry leader.
Although she holds a master’s degree in crop science, she didn’t have any poultry experience.

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Buckeye Chickens: An All-American Breed

No chicken breed is perfect, but many Buckeye chicken breeders figure they have come close enough with their breed. Breeders extol the virtues of vigor, resilience and disease resistance in a brown egg layer that grows to a solid size.

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How To Administer the Marek’s Disease Vaccine to Poultry Chicks

Do you know the proper way to administer the Marek’s vaccine to your chicks? Marek’s disease is very prevalent everywhere there is poultry, and if your chickens catch it there is no cure.

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Chicken Fences: Chicken Wire Vs. Hardware Cloth
June 26, 2020 · · Coops

If it’s called chicken wire, it must be for chickens, right? Chicken wire is widely recognized as the hexagon shaped welded wire, commonly used on farms for various fencing needs, including for chicken fences.

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Backyard Chickens Provide a Top Omega-3 Source
June 23, 2020 · · Eggs & Meat

Omega-3 fatty acids are an important part of your family’s diet. Many institutions, including Harvard School of Public Health, have listed benefits of consuming enough of this essential nutrient.

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How to Hatch Chicken Eggs

It is time to begin preparations for breeding and collecting eggs for hatching. Anyone can have great success in learning how to hatch chicken eggs; all that is necessary is to provide good conditions that work in accord with the nature of the birds, and the cycle of reproduction. So where do we begin?

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