Can goats eat Christmas trees? What do you have to be aware of as far as hazards to your sweet goats? Which species of pine are ok and which trees should not be given to goats? These are popular questions during the later part of December. Many of us will have spent hard earned dollars, […]
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Raising Sheep Warms You Twice
Raising sheep brings more than wooly warmth. When we began raising sheep, I looked forward to the warmth they would provide. I did not consider the other ways that sheep would warm us. With quite a few years as a shepherd now behind me, I can see that the wool that sheep provide is but […]
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Three Things Chickens Don’t Need For Winter (and three that they do!)
What are these three things chickens don't need? When raising chickens naturally, in winter, there are things chickens don't need. I know its hard to believe that chickens can and do make it through the winter months, even in very cold climates, without our interfering. How can a chicken possibly … [Read More...]
Foot Injuries in Chickens -Methods That Help Heal
Properly treating foot injuries in chickens is very important. Cleaning wounds and a bumble foot treatment plan should be started promptly. The chicken may not eat or drink enough if it has a foot injury. This will weaken the bird and could lead to infection and death A good habit to get into is … [Read More...]
How to Build a Garden Box and What to Grow in it.
Are you ready to build a garden box and add a new dimension to your food growing plan. Often, a raised garden bed is just what is needed to change your not so great garden harvest into a bountiful return. Raised bed gardens are beneficial on many levels. Not only are they compact and convenient, … [Read More...]
Why Keep the Rooster with Your Flock?
Why would you keep the rooster? The general feeling from most chicken keepers seems to be just the opposite. Rightly so in the case of neighborhood rules, or possibly having small children around. But in many cases, if you keep the rooster, your flock will benefit from a good leader. When you … [Read More...]
How to Avoid a Chicken Coop Fire
We are heading into the prime season for a chicken coop fire. Cool weather leading into actual cold weather begins and soft hearted chicken keepers try to keep the coop warm. There are methods to keeping the coop comfortable for chickens and still avoid causing a chicken coop fire. The same … [Read More...]