livestock

Types of Ducks For Eggs, Meat and Pest Control
December 19, 2022 · · Poultry 101

‘ve been raising various types of ducks alongside our chickens for years and have had ample opportunity to observe not only the interaction between the chickens and ducks, but also the differences between the different breeds of chickens and ducks.

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Emus: Alternative Agriculture

Today in the U.S., emus are a popular choice for alternative agriculture due to their minimal husbandry needs, small acreage capability, appealing characteristics and potential for becoming profitable.

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How to Avoid Chicken Feed Storage Mistakes
December 14, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Learn how to avoid moldy chicken feed. 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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Building a Solar Chicken Coop Heater
December 7, 2022 · · Coops

Do chickens need heat in winter? Is it worth the fire risk? A solar chicken coop heater could solve both problems to keep birds safe when temperatures plummet.

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4 Tips for Composting Chicken Manure
December 6, 2022 · · Feed & Health

As any poultry owner knows, in addition to companionship and fresh eggs, our birds produce manure. I enrich my flower and vegetable gardens to yield even more produce by composting chicken manure.

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Identifying and Treating Respiratory Infection in Chickens
November 18, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Respiratory infection in chickens is a serious concern, but many new flock owners tend to jump to conclusions every time a chicken sneezes.

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Keeping Your Flock Away from Predators Takes Strategy, Knowledge, and a Little Craftiness
October 6, 2022 · · Coops

Predators are in all parts of the world, and there is quite a list of potential danger coming from both above and below. So what can you do to protect your birds when such predators are constantly lurking?

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Rabbit and Chicken Frostbite Prevention Methods
October 6, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Rabbit and chicken frostbite occurrences are preventable. Adopting good cold-weather management for your small livestock buildings will go a long way to preventing rabbit and chicken frostbite in the first place.

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Keeping Turkeys Healthy in Winter

Turkeys are remarkably hardy birds. By the time turkeys reach maturity, they are very easy to care for, and are capable of surviving winter weather in great shape.

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Does it Matter if You Raise Heritage Chicken Breeds or Hybrids?
August 19, 2022 · · Chickens 101

What are heritage chicken breeds? You may be asking this question if you start looking at different breeds of chickens to start a backyard flock.

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