When Will My Hen Start Laying Eggs – So when will chickens start paying rent?The timing of her first egg is called the “point of lay” and generally happens between five and six months old. Now there are a lot of factors that play into “point of lay” including breed, health, light conditions, temperatures, diet, […]
Ascetis, also called Water Belly, is a common problem with fast growing meat chickens, and also in older laying hens. It is not a disease, so it is not contagious to the rest of your flock. It is a symptom of a deeper problem, and unfortunately is eventually fatal. A hen with water belly will […]
Rural living offers so much to dogs. Some might say that dogs living in the country are living the dream. There are so many benefits for them that come hand in hand with the extended space. However, with the freedom that comes with country living, there are also precautions and considerations that need to be […]
So you think your goat is pretty fabulous and would rule the show ring. But where to start? Diving into the show world can be very intimidating if you’re just getting started and don’t have a good mentor to help prepare you. Urinary Calculi is one of the main causes of death in male goats. […]
Sometimes dam-raised kids can be a little skittish and sometimes bratty when we are trying to catch them. Learn how I raise my goat kids to be more friendly and willing to interact with me. It’s easy, but it takes a little commitment!
We get baby chicks in the spring so that they have the summer and fall to grow to size and are more hardy by the time it gets really cold. With that being said, there are several things that you need to do to prepare to get baby chicks. There are four main needs that […]