Chicken Buying Guide: Where and How to Find Healthy Chicks for Your Flock

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Adding to your poultry bird flock during the twice annual chick days event – or any time, is always an exciting event. So exciting in fact, some folks enter “chicken addiction” mode, and forget to carefully look over each baby bird before agreeing to purchase. Even those rare folks who can resist the urge to … Read more Chicken Buying Guide: Where and How to Find Healthy Chicks for Your Flock

What Rabbits Can Eat – And What They Shouldn’t

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Rabbits have incredibly simple dietary needs. Most rabbits are, sadly, kept in hutches off the ground and never get the chance to touch grass when they are commercially raised. Homesteaders can (and should) go an entirely different and more healthy route with their meat rabbits allowing the animals to feed far more naturally, and costing … Read more What Rabbits Can Eat – And What They Shouldn’t

Pygora Goats – A Miniature Fiber Goat for the Homestead

Pygora goats are a relatively new addition to the fiber goat industry. They were developed in the United States during the 1980s – and became hugely popular with keepers both large and small. These miniature goats are one of the smallest of all 300 or so goat breeds on the planet and are the smallest … Read more Pygora Goats – A Miniature Fiber Goat for the Homestead

19 Chicken Coop Must-Haves for a Happy Flock

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Keeping your flock both happy and healthy begins and ends with coop setup and maintenance. Even if you free-range your poultry birds daily like I do, the attributes of the coop still play a significant role in the overall demeanor and wellness. You will need to provide not just the basics (food, water, and bedding), … Read more 19 Chicken Coop Must-Haves for a Happy Flock

Kinder Goats – The Best Goats You’ve Never Heard Of

Kinder Goats

Have you ever heard of Kinder goats? Most folks have not, and that is a true shame. This small dual purpose goat breed has a lot to offer self-reliant families on homesteads both large and small. Kinder goats are a miniature to small size type of goat that not only makes an excellent “farm pet” … Read more Kinder Goats – The Best Goats You’ve Never Heard Of

Pygmy Goats – A Great Livestock Choice for Homesteads of Any Size

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Pygmy goats are a miniature breed that is closely related to the Nigerian Dwarf goat. In fact, when this small stature meat goat arrived in the United States, it took quite a while for zookeepers to realize they actually possessed a herd comprised of two distinct breeds instead of just one. This miniature goat breed … Read more Pygmy Goats – A Great Livestock Choice for Homesteads of Any Size