The Easiest Way to Catch a Chicken

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Last updated on March 23rd, 2020 at 09:24 am

Sounds simple doesn’t it? When I first started out with chickens and had a handful of ladies it was simple. They all knew and trusted me – so I could easily scoop them up and do whatever was needed.

When I was done, I would plop them down and give them a treat so they would always trust me and come to me.

This plan of… [Read More]

Chicken Bullying: How to Stop Them Pecking Each Other

Last updated on March 23rd, 2020 at 09:06 am

Todays’ article tackles one of the least endearing qualities of our beloved hens – bullying.

It is more than establishing the ‘pecking order’- it is systematically picking on one or two hens for no apparent reason.

Bullying can be limited to feather plucking or it can escalate into full blown warfare with the receiving hen being severely injured or possibly killed.

In this article we will… [Read More]

Keeping Goats As Pets

Keeping Goats As Pets

Goats can be excellent pets. Their adorable nature and charming personalities, along with their intelligence, are why goats are frequent stars in petting zoos. Now ,not only being groomed as companion animals, but also are in high demand for incredibly lucrative “Goat Yoga” classes. 

Keeping goats as pets not only brings the joy commonly associated with having any typical type of pet but also provides a superb training ground for young… [Read More]

Smallest Goat Breed

pygora goats

Last updated on February 29th, 2020 at 02:23 pm

The smallest goat breed honors actually belong to two different varieties of goat – the Kinder and the Pygora. Both of these miniature goat breeds were developed from cross-breeding specific established breeds to create a small stature goat that also excelled in producing meat, dairy, or fiber. 

The Pygora goat is a cross between a Pygmy goat and an Angora goat. A Kinder goat is a… [Read More]

Ultimate Goat Feeding Guide

Ultimate Goat Feeding Guide

Last updated on February 29th, 2020 at 02:22 pm

Goats are ruminant animals and must eat the proper ratio of roughage each day to avoid bloat – which can be a death sentence if not treated both properly and promptly. A healthy goat feeding plan must include a solid hay base with limited grain feed rations and only safe treats given in small amounts.

A ruminant animal has four stomach chambers,… [Read More]