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    Winter Horse Care Tips

    What do you do with livestock as the weather moves from chilly to downright cold? If you happen to own llamas, hogs, or horses, it’s something you need to think about. Caring for outdoor animals during the winter requires a bit of preparation, especially when it comes to horse care. Here are some winter horse care and livestock care tips. ...
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    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 ...
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    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 ...
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    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 ...
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    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 ...
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    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 ...
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    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 ...
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    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 ...
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    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 ...
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    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 ...