• raising chickens
    16
    Nov

    Common Mistakes to Avoid When Raising Chickens

    Some people like fresh eggs. Others want chicken poop to use as a natural fertilizer. Still others simply want to be entertained. Regardless of the reason, more and more people are raising chickens. While these feathered friends are relatively easy to keep, there are some common mistakes to avoid when raising chickens. Frozen Eggs. Raising chickens during cold months has ...
  • 5
    Nov

    What You Need to Know About Running an Alpaca Farm

    Camels have bad tempers, but when it comes to their cousin, the Alpaca, rest assured, these soft-coated animals with doe-like eyes are far more even-tempered. Perhaps that explains why we are seeing more and more Alpaca farms these days. Of course, there’s much more to raising them than the occasional shearing. Here’s what you need to know about running an ...
  • 26
    Oct

    Top 3 Picks for Raising Small Farm Animals

    If you’re intrigued by the idea of starting a hobby farm or a homestead, you will want to ensure that your small farm animals are well kept. As a beginner, you may be wondering where to start and what animals you’d like to raise. We will help you get started with our top three small farm animal picks and some ...
  • 10
    Oct

    The Do’s and Don’ts of Poultry Farming

    Looking to start raising chickens for fresh eggs or meat? Join this massive industry and find out the do’s and don’ts of poultry farming.   Farmer’s Tip: Just getting started raising hens at home? Click here to find out the basics on keeping chickens FIRST before checking out these poultry farming do’s and don’ts.   DO Collect Eggs on a ...
  • horse care
    13
    Sep

    5 Must-Know Horse Care Tips for Beginners

    Looking to acquire a few farm friends? Find out a few must-know horse care tips for healthy and happy equine. Horse Care Tips 1. Give them quality food and water. The first essentials for a healthy horse are hydration and quality food. According to the PennState Extension, horses need between 5 and 10 gallons of fresh water daily in order ...
  • chicken coop ideas
    13
    Jun

    Chicken Coop Ideas for the Ultimate Hen House

    Creating the perfect home for your backyard chickens means ensuring a healthy, homey, and happy living environment your flock will enjoy and benefit from. With a few added features to your coop, you can maximize health, productivity, and efficiency for your feathery friends. Check out these chicken coop ideas to create the ultimate home for your hens. Chicken Coop Ideas ...
  • keeping chickens in winter
    22
    Dec

    Chickens in Winter: 5 Need-To-Know Tips

    Backyard chickens are low-maintenance pets that reap plenty of benefits. These feathery friends help you minimize food waste, produce natural fertilizer, and provide fresh eggs at home every single day. While the basics for keeping chickens are relatively simple, keeping chickens in winter requires a little extra attention. In fact, accommodating to your flock’s needs during the colder seasons is ...
  • hen houses
    8
    Dec

    Hen Houses: Choosing the Right Chicken Coop

    Backyard chickens not only provide a rewarding pastime, but offer the ability to easily enjoy organic food right from home. However, it’s important to note that chickens require a proper living environment in order to produce quality eggs. As mentioned in our Basics on How to Keep Chickens blog, hen houses (or chicken coops) are essential for your chickens to lay ...
  • chicken coop kit
    31
    Oct

    How to Keep Your Chicken Coop Kit Clean

    While chickens certainly require some maintenance and care (as mentioned in this chicken basics blog), even you can include them in your backyard for fresh eggs or meat right from home. When raising chickens, keeping your chicken coop kit clean and sanitary is crucial for healthy and happy livestock.  In this post, we’ll break down exactly what needs to be ...
  • run in shed
    6
    Oct

    Choosing a Run In Shed

    Your backyard animals are extremely important. Whether they are family pets or livestock, they need proper protection and care. A run in shed is a shelter structure specifically designed for equine and livestock. Read on to find out more. Benefits of a Run In Shed Beneficial for Animals: Is your backyard barn harming your horse’s health? According to Equisearch, “Poor ...