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Why Do Drakes Attack

You know that ducks can be an incredibly beneficial addition to your farm.  Not only do they provide eggs and meat for the table, but they are also useful when controlling pests in your fields.  Unfortunately, your sweet and docile birds may become hostile and attack each other, their hens, or even you.  Let’s explore […]

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The 6 Best Tasting Goat Breeds

Taste is subjective, but it’s hard to argue that these goat breeds aren’t absolutely delicious meat producers.  Goats are an underrated source of meat that is low in cost and high in several nutritional values and protein.  It takes about seven pounds of food to produce one pound of meat.  For comparison, making one pound of […]

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Pygora Goats: All You Need to Know

If you’re looking for an animal offering beautiful fibers and the perfect level-headed personality to be safe around small children, look no further than the Pygora goat. With beautiful curls, fun personalities, and some versatility in farming applications, these animals make excellent additions to almost any farm. In this post, we’ll tell you everything you […]

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Are Ducks Noisy?

Do you want to add some ducks to your farm but aren’t sure they’ll be too noisy? Whether you’re trying to be respectful of your nearby neighbors or protect your own backyard peace and quiet, it’s a valid question to ask, especially if you’re in the research phase of adding ducks to your homestead. Lucky […]

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The Egg Shortage: What To Do About It

With growing concern about the food supply chain, one particularly worrying issue has become a hot topic of discussion: the global egg shortage. Not only is this causing prices for eggs to soar (or just outright not be available), but it is creating severe economic concerns. It also makes it difficult or impossible for many […]

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Bozrah Connecticut Egg Farm Fire: What You Should Know

At 1 pm on Saturday, January 28, 2023, a horrific fire broke out in one of Hillandale Farm’s 50′ x 600′ chicken coops. When firefighters arrived, they said the entire building was engulfed in flames, raging and creating tons of heavy, thick smoke. The smoke could be seen for miles in Bozrah. It took one […]

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Can Chickens Eat Lemons?

Are you looking for some natural treats to feed your chickens?  Lemons may not be the first thing that comes to mind, but believe it or not, they can actually provide tons of health benefits and make great snacks for your feathered friends.  In this post, we’ll look in-depth at how chickens can safely eat […]

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Overeating Disease in Goats

One of the lesser-known problems goat keepers face is overeating disease, also known as crop overload or enterotoxemia.  Overeating disease is a dangerous condition when goats consume too much concentrated feed, such as grains, pellet feeds, or sugars.  Unfortunately, it can quickly become life-threatening if left untreated.  In this blog post, we will explore what […]

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Can Goats and Pigs Live Together?

While it is entirely possible to co-pasture hogs and goats, there are a few aspects you’ll need to carefully consider and probably a few tweaks you’ll need to make to your infrastructures and habits. There are some significant drawbacks to keeping them together, though, which we’ll discuss below. Our mission here isn’t to convince you […]

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Headbutting in Goats: Meaning and What To Do

Have you ever had a goat headbutt you or knock its horns against something sharply and wondered what they were trying to tell you? Goats can be quite communicative with their owners, especially through headbutting. Understanding the meaning behind headbutting is essential in knowing how to have a positive experience with your animals while maintaining […]

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