For a first time chicken keeper, it can be frightening watching a chicken taking a dust bath. Chickens need dust baths and are often seen laying in a shallow pile of dirt, frantically kicking and scratching it all over themselves. Why do chickens roll around in the dirt and cover themselves completely? For proper hygiene […]
There are so many types of chicken feed available that it can seem overwhelming. How do you know which feed is best for your chickens? Should you get a pelleted feed or one that is in crumble form? With so many options available, choosing the best type of chicken feed can seem impossible. There are […]
Water belly in chickens is a condition mostly seen in rapidly growing breeds, like Cornish crosses. Learn how to prevent, identify and treat the condition. Ascites, or water belly, is a condition that is hard to treat and unfortunately has high mortality rates. I’m going to teach you ways to prevent water belly. I’ll also […]
Wondering what the most common swine diseases are? There are several pig diseases that you should be aware of if you raise pigs. I’ve listed the most common pig diseases. Being aware of the diseases is important, but so is diagnosing pig diseases. Pig diseases and symptoms will vary with age group, housing situations, stress […]
There are so many reasons that you should be raising chickens on pasture. Allowing chickens to forage not only saves you money on feed, but creates healthier chickens. This means that you end up with a healthier meat or egg product! Read all about the benefits of raising chickens on forage here.
Hoof rot is a nasty condition that many livestock species can get. Treating hoof rot is easy if it is caught early. If you think one of your goats has foot rot, check them ASAP. The sooner you can get them treated the easier it will be on both you and them. If you have […]