I recently prepared a list of first aid supplies that should be kept on hand, as part of a talk I gave to new chicken owners. Having these items available, can greatly reduce the tension and stress of an unexpected emergency involving one of your animals.
Our homestead has been moving from one state to another this past month. Finally, our animals are all in the same place! See the playful, silly goats at their new property.
Having a very large brooder is a great way to raise large numbers of chicks, but even so, there comes a time when they outgrow their space. So, nothing left to do but repurpose another space, large enough to allow them to continue to grow until it’s time for them to run on the range. […]
If you are new to raising chickens for meat or eggs like we are, it can be a daunting experience to know where to start. Here is a great resource we found that covers all the basics of how to get started.
We’ve used the same homemade brooder box for years. Simple construction, rugged components, lots of space for lots of little chickens. What’s not to like? Follow the link for construction details, and a link to a video showing our little brood enjoying their space.
Livestock guardian animals include llamas, donkeys, and several breeds of dogs. At Joybilee Farm, we use both llamas and LDGs to protect our animals and even our children from the bears, cougars, wolves, and coyotes that pass through our 140 acres of forest and wetlands. Then there are the occasional weasels or stouts that decide […]