So, Can Chickens Eat Corn?

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Corn is one of the “veggies” (actually a grain) that pops up everywhere. It is in every snack and is a fixture at every meal. It is also a regular ingredient in all kinds of animal feed. This begs the question, can chickens eat corn? Yes, chickens can eat corn. Chickens are able to digest … Read more

7 Ways to Remove Hard Toilet Stains

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Nobody likes dealing with hard toilet stains. Not only are they difficult to remove, but they can also be embarrassing. Even when your toilet is clean it still appears discolored and dingy. Not a good look, especially when you have company coming over! Whether these stains are caused by hard water or other contaminants, long … Read more

So, Why Do Cows Need to Wear Bells?

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When you think of cows, the first thing that probably comes to mind is milk. The next thing that probably comes to mind is the sound of cowbells. But have you ever stopped to ask yourself why we associate cows with the clanking sound of those bells? It’s a valid question… Why do cows wear … Read more

So, Is Dehydrated Food Good for You?

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There are a lot of questions about dehydrated food. Is it safe? Is it healthy? Is it appropriate for long-term consumption? Though naturally dehydrated foods have been eaten around the world for ages, the proliferation of factory produced dehydrated provisions and homemade dried food for survival readiness has raised health questions among some homesteaders. So, … Read more

So What Exactly Can You Store in a Root Cellar?

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Root cellars might be old fashioned, but they still work wonderfully for storing food and other goods. This is because they maintain a generally constant, cool temperature and constant humidity level, both helping the gods kept in them to last longer than they would otherwise. This simple but highly effective method of preservation has been … Read more

Goat Bloat: Quick Fixes and Prevention

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It is one of the most dreaded things that every goat owner fears: bloat. Bloat is a dangerous condition that can affect goats of all ages where the rumen becomes bloated with trapped gas from the digestion of food. This can happen for a variety of reasons, but in most cases, if the affected goat … Read more