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Top 10 Tips For Raising Goats

goats with horns

Raising goats can be an intimidating prospect for a newbie keeper. Anyone who has raised goats before surely has more than a few stories to tell about their antics. But, with a proper setup and armed with accurate knowledge, keeping goats can be both a rewarding and lucrative proposition. Let me share with you some […]

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Poultry Waterer: Which Is Best For Your Flock?

5 Best Chicken Waterer

Chicken waterers are an essential part of your equipment for flock care. You can find them in farm stores and online – but so many choices, which do you choose? We are here to help you decide which will be the best type for your flock and your circumstances. You have gravity waterers, nipples waterers, […]

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Caring For Ducklings In The Winter

ducklings in winter

Duckling winter care involves diligent but not complicated or overly time-consuming husbandry techniques. The cute little fuzzy ducklings that you hatched or bought will depend on your care to survive their first few days to weeks of life.  While ducks are incredibly more winter cold hardy than chickens, they can only comfortably tolerate 45-degree temperatures […]

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Quail Waterers: Which One Is Best For You?

quail waterer

Depending on the kind of setup you have for your quail, you need to figure out quail waterers that your birds will understand and keep the environment clean.  It is no fun to have smelly, dirty water dishes—no fun for you, and no fun for your quail. Bacteria can grow in water that has been […]

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5 of The Most Common Quail Breeds for Homesteaders and Which is Right for You

quail breeds for homesteaders

There are over 130 different kinds of quail breeds throughout the world but, if you are thinking of raising your own, there’s a handful of top-notch quail breeds suitable for the homesteader. Out of the 130-some quail breeds, five are most commonly found in the backyards of bird lovers. Each breed offers something a little […]

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Raising Ducks For Eggs

raising ducks for eggs

Raising ducks for eggs is no more difficult than raising chickens for the same reason – in fact, it might just be far more accessible. Although ducks do make noise, they are sometimes far less noisy than chickens … especially if a rooster is included in your backyard flock. Unlike mature male roosters, male drakes […]

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Raising Quail for Meat and Eggs

raising quail for meat and eggs

If you are limited on space or just over your chickens, but you love the thought of raising your meat and eggs, you might want to consider raising quail. Due to their small size is ideal for those who want something relatively easy to care for. Quail Meat Quail meat is considered to be quite […]

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Bringing Chickens Home For The First Time

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So you’ve worked out how much room your chickens need, designed your chicken coop and your chickens, chicks, or pullets are on the way. We can still remember the excitement of waiting for the delivery of our new chickens- our first question was: I wonder how long it will be until they lay their first […]

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Wyandotte Chickens: Are They Right For Your Flock?

Wyandotte

The Wyandotte is one of Americas’ favorite hens. Created in the North-Eastern US it is a firm favorite of many homesteaders for its reliability in producing eggs and meat. It has the distinction of being the first American breed specifically bred to be dual purpose. It is a beautifully marked heritage bird. Sadly, it fell […]

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Cream Legbar Chicken: Is This Blue Egg Wonder The Chicken For You?

The Cream Legbar has become a firm favorite here in the US at least, in part for its’ blue eggs. It is a fascinating study in genetics as few breeds have had their origins so well mapped. As you may imagine, the breed was not created overnight, in fact, it took several decades of study, […]

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