Best Chicken Feeders (and how to choose) - Eco Peanut
Best Chicken Feeders (And How To Choose) You decided to take the leap and buy chickens. Nice! You don’t have much space ...or any equipment ...or experience with this in the first place, but it’ll all work out. Filled with confidence, you ordered your chicks and sat back like a…
Should Chicken Coops Be Heated?
It’s early October and fall is in the air. The leaves are starting to change colors and mornings are chilly. With winter just around the corner, it is time to start preparing your chickens for the colder temperatures ahead. A lot of debate is had over whether or not chicken coops should be heated in the winter. As the caring, compassionate chicken lovers that we are, we only want what’s best for our feathered friends. However, what is best for them may surprise you. #chickens #chickencoop…
Feeding alfalfa pellets to goats - The Thrifty Homesteader
We started using alfalfa pellets years ago when we had goats that could finish all their grain faster than we could milk them. Now we also feed them to pigs
Goats and selenium deficiency - The Thrifty Homesteader
Selenium is a micronutrient needed by goats (and lots of other living creatures). Although they only need a little, a deficiency can cause big problems. When goats don’t have enough selenium, does may have trouble getting pregnant, are more likely to have problems giving birth, are more likely to have a retained placenta, and probably […]
Raising Ducks on Pasture
Join Nicole and Keith with Flatlander Farm as they discuss the many facets of raising ducks on pasture for eggs. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN How Keith went from vegan to farmer Why Flatlander Farm raises pastured ducks The difference between duck and chicken eggs Free range ducks as an enterprise Keeping birds warm in -30F winters without heat #ducks #ducklings #backyardfarm #farm #hobbyfarm #farm #backyard #pondlife
Growing Fodder For Chickens
Fodder makes an excellent addition to your flocks feed! When you have chickens, you may start to wonder if your precious hens are getting the nutrients they need. You go to the store and buy them a bag of feed, maybe some scratch, and call it a day. Keep the feeder full and throw out garden scraps and scratch, maybe a little free range time. That’s all they need, right? Although they can survive off this diet alone, it is certainly lacking. Best of Heritage Acres Market
What's the best dog breed to guard chickens?
Honestly, the correlation between these two species depends on many things, such as breeds, the owner, and his/her capability to train them, the characters of the particular animals etc.
List of Poultry Necropsy Labs by State
If you have chickens, the unfortunate reality is that at some point, they will die. But what happens if one dies young, or several birds die in succession? Maybe you suspected it was an illness that ultimately brought your beloved birds demise. Wouldn’t it be nice to know what caused your loss(es) to prevent them in the future? Consider sending the bird to your local laboratory for a necropsy, or chicken autopsy, which is a cause of death report. #poultry Best of Heritage Acres Market
All About Electric Fencing - The Thrifty Homesteader
We're talking about what's really important -- pulse (or not), joules, volts, amps, and ohms, as well as energizers, conductors, and insulators.
How Much Time Per Week To Raise Your Own Food
We raise 100% of our own meat and over 50% of our fruits and vegetables for a year of our family of four. Here you will find a weekly breakdown of how much time is spent to raise our own food, including time maximizing tips, and hacks worth doing that will save time long term. #gardening #selfsufficiency #homesteading
What to Expect from Farm Fresh Eggs
Fresh eggs are the highlight of country living. But if you're used to getting your eggs in the store the contents of a farm fresh carton might surprise you! #farmeggs #backyardchickens #growyourownfood #petchickens #fresheggs #raisechickens
How To Keep Chickens Water From Freezing » Heritage Acres Market LLC
Frozen chicken water is a common winter problem. This article covers many options to keep water thaw, with and without electricity!
7 things goats need - The Thrifty Homesteader
If you are thinking about getting goats or planning to bring home a couple soon, here are seven things that you will want to make sure you have ready for them when they arrive! Loose goat minerals The minerals should say they are for goats and only goats! Minerals that are labeled for sheep and […]
Gardening With Chickens
Chickens make wonderful pest control for homestead gardens. Here are 13 tips and ideas that will make the perfect recipe for your success. #chickens #homestead #pestcontrol