So, Can Chickens Eat Juniper Berries?

chicken eating some juniper berries

Juniper berries are definitely an acquired taste, but have a distinguished culinary history and are a vital component of making gin. Certain animals eat juniper berries in the wild as part of their usual diet, so maybe our chickens can also. Can chickens eat juniper berries? Yes, chickens may eat juniper berries safely, and they … Read more

So, How Much Do Pigs Eat?

a pig inside a muddy pigsty

Out of all the livestock species that you might keep, there is no doubt that pigs have the reputation of being the biggest eaters. After all, saying that someone or something eats like a pig is not a compliment! Though it is a stereotype, pigs really are big eaters but with good cause. Most breeds … Read more

So, Can Ducks Eat Apples?

a duck eating apple slices

Ducks eat a little bit of everything. They eat a little bit of animal protein in the form of insects, slugs and other critters, and also plenty of plants and even fruits and vegetables. They typically only get the latter when they’re kept in captivity, but they do form an important part of your average … Read more

So, Do Sheep Have Horns?

chicken and sheep inside hoophouse

When considering larger species of livestock that can grow horns, it’s easy for things to get confusing. Some breeds seem to have horns while others do not, and likewise males and females may or may not grow horns. Sometimes, horned animals have their horns removed by humans when they would otherwise grow naturally. Let’s look … Read more

So, Can Ducks Eat Strawberries?

ducks eating strawberries

Most duck owners know that there are birds are omnivores, and can eat a wide variety of foods including a whole lot of plant matter. Some of the plants that ducks eat include, at least in a domestic setting, fruits and vegetables. Many of these are the same ones that we eat, which is kind … Read more

So, Can Goats Eat Peaches?

a goat eating a peach

Is there any fruit more emblematic of summertime than a perfect, golden peach? I don’t think so. Juicy, deliciously sweet and possessed of an aroma that is hardly describable, peaches really are amazing. Peaches are enjoyed the world over in one form or another, but that begs the question: can goats eat peaches too? Yes, … Read more

How Long Will Ducks Sit on Their Eggs?

four Pekin ducks

Have you ever wondered how long a mother duck sits on her eggs? If you don’t own ducks yourself, you’ve probably never seen the process through to completion. One day, a mother duck emerges from her nest with a bunch of precious little ducklings in tow. That’s all you know! But the question remains: how … Read more

So, Can Goats Eat Peanut Butter?

goat eating peanut butter

Goats are certainly keen to try most “human” foods, including some foods they shouldn’t eat, but you may be surprised to know there are some things that people eat that goats can also eat. And they might even be good for them! How about peanut butter? Can goats eat peanut butter? Yes, goats can eat … Read more

Best 24 Sheep Breeds for Wool Production

merino sheep

Sheep have been farmed for centuries, primarily for their wool. Wool is a natural high-performance fiber used to make clothing, blankets, carpets and a lot more. And though most sheep have wool suitable for these uses, relatively few sheep have truly excellent wool or other qualities that make them standouts for the purpose. If you’re … Read more

So, Can Ducks Eat Bananas?

ducks eating bananas

If you own ducks, you already know that they can eat a wide variety of things, including fruits and vegetables. More, ducks can actually eat, and get good nutrition from many of the things that people eat. But there are more than a few things that your ducks just shouldn’t have, no matter how much … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Oregano?

New Hampshire hens

Most chickens love all sorts of leafy, green and flowering herbs. In fact, they love them so much many owners have reported that they periodically get into ones that they shouldn’t! How about oregano? Is oregano safe for chickens to eat? Yes, oregano is completely safe for chickens and has nothing harmful in any part … Read more

So, Can Ducks Eat Popcorn?

a duck eating popcorn

If you’ve ever been out by the lake feeding ducks, or maybe even just feeding your own ducks, you probably already know that they love bread and other carbs like that. There’s just something about it! Makes you wonder what other sorts of snack foods ducks can safely eat. How about popcorn? Can your ducks … Read more

5 Ways to Harvest Worm Castings the Easy-Peasy

worms in vermicompost soil

Worm castings, also known as vermicompost or worm manure, and sometimes erroneously called worm “casings”, are the organic waste produced by earthworms as they digest and break down organic matter. As worms consume their food in the form of decaying plant materials, bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms, they convert them into a nutrient-rich poop. This … Read more

So, Can Ducks Eat Peanuts?

Pekin ducks foraging

Most of us, and pretty much all of us that own ducks, know that ducks have a pretty varied diet, although they eat mostly plant matter. That being said, your average duck does need plenty of protein. That usually comes from insects and other small creatures, or from a protein-fortified feed for domestic ducks. But … Read more