39 Things Pigs Can Eat and 13 They Cannot

pig eating watermelon

When most people think of raising pigs they probably imagine, humorously, an animal that is something like a living garbage disposal; an animal that eats absolutely anything! And, to some extent, this is true; pigs are omnivores and will eat a wide variety of food. However, there are some things that pigs can eat safely … Read more

15 Condiments You Can Make from Scratch

homemade condiments collage

If you’re like me, you love condiments. Whether it’s ketchup on your fries or delectable, whole grain mustard on an Italian sausage with grilled peppers, they can make or break a meal. I guess I just don’t care for “plain” food. But store-bought condiments can be expensive, and often contain all sorts of unhealthy ingredients. … Read more

How to Get Rid of Fire Ants for Good

fire ants

If you live in the American South, along the Gulf Coast, or in some parts of the Southwest, you are probably entirely, personally familiar with the subject of this article already. For the rest of you, today you will learn about one of the most damaging, painful, and tiny invasive species in the United States: … Read more

So, Why Do Goats Need to Wear Bells?

goat wearing a bell

Among all the kinds of animals you might keep as livestock, goats are often associated with being pesky and hard to control. Just ask any current or past owner and they will tell you! They’re known for escaping their pens, hopping over fences, getting lost, and generally getting into all sorts of trouble. It is … Read more

Do Sheep Really Need to Wear Bells?

sheep wearing bells

In many places, it is rare to come across larger livestock that doesn’t have a bell hanging from a collar around their neck. Sheep, in particular, are often outfitted with bells and the practice is so common that it is fairly synonymous with pastoral farm life in general. But you have to imagine that wearing … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Figs?

two chickens eating figs

If you own chickens, you probably already know they are big fans of getting novel produce in their diet. All sorts of fruits and veggies can make for interesting and enjoyable treats for your birds. How about figs? Can your chickens eat figs? Yes, figs are safe for chickens to eat. Figs are a tasty, … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat French Fries?

hens eating french fries

If we’re being honest, I think every pet owner feels the temptation to feed their beloved companion some of whatever they have to eat. We know we probably shouldn’t. We know it is almost certainly bad for our animal friends. But just look at their eyes! Look how eager they are to sample whatever you’re … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Eggplant?

a roster eating eggplant

One of the best things about eating vegetables is the sheer variety that is on display in nature. All the kinds, colors, shapes, tastes, and textures mean there is something for everyone. This counts for your chickens, too, as they will eat pretty much any kind of veggie that we can. How about eggplant? Can … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Green Beans?

two chickens eating green beans

Chickens mostly eat chicken feed for sustenance, but they love getting produce as a treat or supplement to their usual fare. Chickens can eat most of the vegetables that people eat, be it items from your kitchen or your garden. How about green beans? Can chickens eat them? Yes, your chickens can eat green beans, … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Dogwood Berries?

two hens eating dogwood berries

Dogwoods make up an entire family of woody plants, both trees, and shrubs, which are known for their plentiful, distinctive blossoms and most notably their berries. Growing in bunches and in many different colors depending on the species, dogwoods are a common sight in many parts of the world and all around North America. Since … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Dairy?

chickens eating cheese

If you own chickens, you certainly know by now what adventurous eaters they are. There doesn’t seem to be anything they will not eat, or at least try to eat! Every kind of meat, veggie, fruit, seed, and more will all be on the menu at some point. They will even eat dog food! But … Read more

So, Can Chickens Eat Cabbage?

chicken eating cabbage

Chickens love all kinds of veggies, including a bunch that people eat. This makes it easy to give them the occasional treat or scrap leftover from your meals. One of the most popular vegetables all over the world is cabbage. Chances are you have cabbage from time to time and have probably wondered if you … Read more