If you’re here wondering what are the best chicken show breeds to keep, this article has got you covered. But just a short story… My husband and I attended our local Fall Fair years before keeping chickens. There, in a stuffy, converted shack, is where the Show Birds were held. We’d walk through the isles […]
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Spanish goats are hardy ruminants prized for their milk and meat, but is it worth adding to your herd? In this article, we’ll give you insights into Spanish goats’: Origin and history over the decades and how they were preserved Distinguishing characteristics and their disposition towards other goats and their humans Lifespan and performance in […]
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Are you struggling with how to handle aggressive goats? If your ruminant keeps head-butting you, pushing, and attempting to bite you, you shouldn’t give in and let him think he’s stronger and above you. But violence is not an option for you either, so how should you deal with goats’ aggressive behavior? In this article, […]
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Have you ever seen an earless ruminant like LaMancha goat? This unique breed is prized for being a prolific milk producer. But if you want to raise this dairy goat made in America, you must know the pros and cons of raising this earless breed. So, to help you make the right decision, we will […]
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When you think of goats, does the image of a white-faced, bearded creature with horns come to mind? That’s an Alpine goat! While their coats and facial features can differ from breed to breed, Alpine goats are one of the most popular breeds for both meat and dairy production. Here’s everything you need to know […]
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Are you looking to start your own backyard chicken coop but don’t know which breed to choose? Then look no further! Today, we will be talking about the best breeds of chickens for white eggs. Whether you’re a farm enthusiast or just looking for an egg-cellent addition to your family, this blog post has all […]
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Do chickens have tongues? Don’t worry; I get why you’re suddenly wondering about this. It’s not often thought about – an animal’s anatomy and digestive process. If you’ve raised meat chickens or repurposed an older laying hen, you’ve likely done the processing yourself. When removing the gizzard and crop, you might be surprised to discover […]
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Goats are mischievous creatures, so can goats and chickens live together successfully? In short, the answer is yes. However, that decision has pros and cons and plenty to consider. There is something so satisfying about stepping into a clean coop with fresh bedding, a warm heat lamp if the weather requires one, straw-filled nesting boxes, […]
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How do you know if a duck is in pain? Truthfully, when I first introduced birds to our farm, I chose chickens as livestock animal number 1. I wanted eggs to eat and eggs to sell. For some time, I kept only chickens, that is, until I saw a neighbor’s fuzzy, goofy ducklings. From then […]
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Chickens can devour almost everything. But can chickens eat mushrooms, the spore-bearing fruit formed as an umbrella by fungus or fungi? Well, the answer can be yes or no. They can eat several mushroom species, but not everything in the wild is safe for your flock. So, in this article, we’ll talk about the following: […]
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