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Fruits and Vegetables for Birds: What Your Pet Can and Can’t Eat

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According to board-certified avian vets, pellets must make up 70% of the bird’s diet, but the remaining 15 to 30% can be allotted to fruits and vegetables for birds. But what fruit is safe for your avian pets, and what veggies are suitable for their needs? In this article, we compiled a list of healthy […]

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Best Automatic Chicken Waterers: What’s Best For Your Flock

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Today we are going to be talking all about automatic chicken waterers. Certainly, an automatic system can save you time, but is it worth the investment? You can spend a lot of money on some of the automatic systems available, so you should try to find the best bang for your buck. This is where […]

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Chicken Tractors Makes My Chickens Lay More Eggs: The Mobile Chicken Coop

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In an ideal world, we would let our chickens free-range all year round, and we’re sure they would appreciate us for this. However, what do you do during the winter, when predators such as foxes are desperate and risk an attack during the daytime? The answer is chicken tractors. You could keep your chickens in […]

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14 Rarest Chicken Breeds on Homesteads

Are you interested in adding some rare finds to your flock? Every single bird on this list is a stunner with outstanding qualities; it would be a shame if they were to go away. If any of these breeds speak to you, seriously consider adding them to your breeding program so you can boost their […]

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How Do You Protect Free Range Ducks from Predators?

Protecting Free range ducks from predators

Free-ranging ducks are undeniably happy, especially when they swim in a big pond, congregate under a cool shade tree, or plat through a messy mud puddle in the yard.  Unfortunately, this beautiful freedom comes with a cost, usually the loss of life for at least one duck per year. While you cannot guarantee the safety […]

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What Is The Deep Litter Method?

What Is The Deep Litter Method?

What Is The Deep Litter Method? (The Short Version) The Deep Litter method involves tossing carbon materials, such as straw, cardboard, hay, or wood chips onto the manure in a chicken coop or barn. Rather than scooping the muck out, layers of carbon are added on top, making a manure and carbon ‘lasagna” of sorts […]

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How To Do A Chicken Health Check (Checklist Included)

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Regular health checks for your birds can prevent minor problems from becoming major headaches. You probably already take mental notes of what’s going on with your flock on a daily basis. This article gives you a few pointers on what you are looking for and how to deal with some minor problems as they occur. […]

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10 Main Ingredients in Farm Animal Feed

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Have you considered making your mix for your livestock feed? What do you think are the main ingredients in farm animal feed? If you are entirely new to raising livestock, then you’re in the right place! In this article, you will learn what animal feed is made of and what other nutrients you can add […]

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How to Quarantine Pet Birds: An Insightful Guide

How to Quarantine Pet Birds

Did you know that birds have a unique ability to hide their illnesses? So, if you’re planning to bring in a new member into your flock, you must not skip the most important preventive measure—quarantining. But you may be wondering how to quarantine pet birds and how long this process takes. Well, if those things […]

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Raising Ducks For Beginners

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Ducks are one of the least expensive and easiest to keep poultry birds as either a backyard egg layer or farm pet. Unlike roosters, drakes (mature male ducks) neither become aggressive or loud – a definite plus if you are keeping ducks in a non-rural setting.  Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to […]

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