It is a common misconception that you need to have a large pond or lake in your yard if you want to keep ducks. Lucky for us suburban farmers, that is just not true! Backyard ducks will be happy with a small wading pool. When space is a concern and you don’t have the luxury […]
There’s a lot of advice out there about what you need to have in place when you first bring home your chicks! Whether you planned on having them or whether (like me), you are an impulse buyer at the feed stores…because you know—CUTENESS, you need to have certain items ready for them in order to […]
Goats can get sick really quickly. To save yourself some stress (and money), you should make sure to have certain goat medical supplies on hand at all times. These common goat medical supplies will allow you to treat the most common goat ailments quickly from home.
When we first brought ducks to the homestead they were an experiment more than anything. Now, after several years as duck owners, we are more fond of our free-range white layers than we have ever been. Here are 10 reasons why we continue to choose to keep ducks on our property.
The newly released book, Gardening with Chickens, by Lisa Steele combines my two favorite hobbies. It blends chicken keeping with gardening in an original and purposeful way that will open up your eyes to new possibilities. If you are looking to raise a healthy flock, this book covers gardening for optimal egg production, edibles to […]
Pasty Butt is a condition that may affect very young chicks. If you raise chickens, you may never have to deal with it, but you should be aware of what it is and what to do about it if it happens. Also known as “pasting up,” Pasty Butt happens when the vent (the area right […]