We use a deep bedding system (also called “deep litter” for poultry) for all our different livestock around here in the winter. That means that instead of a regular schedule of removing waste from barns, sheds, and loafing areas, we continually add clean bedding material on top of the old bedding. It becomes a deep […]
If you have livestock, you may want to deworm them every spring and summer. It’s easy to do and better for the health of your animals. Here’s a recipe for a homemade herbal dewormer – it will be cheaper than buying deworming medicines at the store. It doesn’t have any chemicals in it, which is exactly what […]
We all run into problems on our homestead but often the toughest to deal with are livestock health issues. Here’s what we did when one of our ducks came down with a respiratory infection including what medication we used, where we got it, and how we administered it.