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 […]
Last year we bought some commercial chicks as day olds. They grew all right but into unnatural monsters prone to heart attacks, heat strokes and senility at less than 10 weeks old. This year we reverted to the slow method of incubating our own eggs. This post explains simply what the chicks need once they […]
Recently I have begun building my family’s meat rabbitry from scratch. Preparing for meat rabbits is a bit different from preparing for pets, so I’m sharing a few tips I’ve learned along the way and introducing our starter herd of meat rabbits.