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Tips for raising and caring for homestead or personal use livestock. Whether you have a large scale or small farm, these tips for keeping goats, chickens, cattle and more will help you get off to the right start.

Melissa K. Norris Old-Fashioned Living
You decided to take the leap and buy chickens. Nice!You don’t have much space …or any equipment …or experience with this in the first place, but it’ll all work out. #raisingchickens #chickens Buy Chickens, Backyard Chickens, Raising Chickens, Chicken Feeders, Chicken Coop Designs, Best Chicken Coop, Homestead, Space, Floor Space

Best Chicken Feeders (and how to choose) - Eco Peanut

Best Chicken Feeders (And How To Choose) You decided to take the leap and buy chickens. Nice! You don’t have much space ...or any equipment ...or experience with this in the first place, but it’ll all work out. Filled with confidence, you ordered your chicks and sat back like a…

It’s early October and fall is in the air. The leaves are starting to change colors and mornings are chilly. With winter just around the corner, it is time to start preparing your chickens for the colder temperatures ahead. A lot of debate is had over whether or not chicken coops should be heated in the winter. As the caring, compassionate chicken lovers that we are, we only want what’s best for our feathered friends. However, what is best for them may surprise you. #chickens #chickencoop… Backyard Coop, Raising Backyard Chickens, Backyard Chicken Coops, Keeping Chickens, Diy Chicken Coop, Backyard Farming, Meat Chickens, Chickens In The Winter, Raising Farm Animals

Should Chicken Coops Be Heated?

It’s early October and fall is in the air. The leaves are starting to change colors and mornings are chilly. With winter just around the corner, it is time to start preparing your chickens for the colder temperatures ahead. A lot of debate is had over whether or not chicken coops should be heated in the winter. As the caring, compassionate chicken lovers that we are, we only want what’s best for our feathered friends. However, what is best for them may surprise you. #chickens #chickencoop…

We started using alfalfa pellets years ago when we had goats that could finish all their grain faster than we could milk them. Now we also feed them to pigs Goat Feed, Breeding Goats, Boer Goats, Raising Goats, Goat Farming, Nesting Boxes, Hobby Farms, Small Farm, Chickens Backyard

Feeding alfalfa pellets to goats - The Thrifty Homesteader

We started using alfalfa pellets years ago when we had goats that could finish all their grain faster than we could milk them. Now we also feed them to pigs

Selenium is a micronutrient needed by goats (and lots of other living creatures). Although they only need a little, a deficiency can cause big problems. When goats don’t have enough selenium, does may have trouble getting pregnant, are more likely to have problems giving birth, are more likely to have a retained placenta, and probably won’t produce as much milk as they otherwise would. #goatminerals #goats #raisinggoats Selenium Deficiency, Breeding Goats, Trouble Getting Pregnant, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Raising Goats, Baby Goats, Livestock, Homestead, Birth

Goats and selenium deficiency - The Thrifty Homesteader

Selenium is a micronutrient needed by goats (and lots of other living creatures). Although they only need a little, a deficiency can cause big problems. When goats don’t have enough selenium, does may have trouble getting pregnant, are more likely to have problems giving birth, are more likely to have a retained placenta, and probably […]

Join Nicole and Keith with Flatlander Farm as they discuss the many facets of raising ducks on pasture for eggs. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN How Keith went from vegan to farmer Why Flatlander Farm raises pastured ducks The difference between duck and chicken eggs Free range ducks as an enterprise Keeping birds warm in -30F winters without heat #ducks #ducklings #backyardfarm #farm #hobbyfarm #farm #backyard #pondlife Raising Quail, Raising Ducks, Raising Chickens, Backyard Ducks, Backyard Farming, Chickens Backyard, Duckling Care, Duck Pens, Keeping Goats

Raising Ducks on Pasture

Join Nicole and Keith with Flatlander Farm as they discuss the many facets of raising ducks on pasture for eggs. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN How Keith went from vegan to farmer Why Flatlander Farm raises pastured ducks The difference between duck and chicken eggs Free range ducks as an enterprise Keeping birds warm in -30F winters without heat #ducks #ducklings #backyardfarm #farm #hobbyfarm #farm #backyard #pondlife

Fodder makes an excellent addition to your flocks feed! When you have chickens, you may start to wonder if your precious hens are getting the nutrients they need. You go to the store and buy them a bag of feed, maybe some scratch, and call it a day. Keep the feeder full and throw out garden scraps and scratch, maybe a little free range time. That’s all they need, right? Although they can survive off this diet alone, it is certainly lacking. Best of Heritage Acres Market Chicken Facts, Chicken Feed, Diy Chicken Coop, Raising Meat Chickens, Raising Backyard Chickens, Fodder System, Keeping Goats, Farm Lifestyle, Sustainable Farming

Growing Fodder For Chickens

Fodder makes an excellent addition to your flocks feed! When you have chickens, you may start to wonder if your precious hens are getting the nutrients they need. You go to the store and buy them a bag of feed, maybe some scratch, and call it a day. Keep the feeder full and throw out garden scraps and scratch, maybe a little free range time. That’s all they need, right? Although they can survive off this diet alone, it is certainly lacking. Best of Heritage Acres Market

Honestly, the correlation between these two species depends on many things, such as breeds, the owner, and his/her capability to train them, the characters of the particular animals etc. Best Guard Dog Breeds, Best Guard Dogs, Best Dogs, Types Of Chickens, Chickens And Roosters, Raising Chickens, Backyard Chicken Coops, Chickens Backyard, Large Dog Breeds

What's the best dog breed to guard chickens?

Honestly, the correlation between these two species depends on many things, such as breeds, the owner, and his/her capability to train them, the characters of the particular animals etc.

If you have chickens, the unfortunate reality is that at some point, they will die. But what happens if one dies young, or several birds die in succession? Maybe you suspected it was an illness that ultimately brought your beloved birds demise. Wouldn’t it be nice to know what caused your loss(es) to prevent them in the future? Consider sending the bird to your local laboratory for a necropsy, or chicken autopsy, which is a cause of death report.  #poultry  Best of Heritage Acres Market Raising Meat Chickens, Pet Chickens, Chickens Backyard, Chicken Facts, Keeping Goats, Farm Lifestyle, Sustainable Farming, Facts For Kids, Hobby Farms

List of Poultry Necropsy Labs by State

If you have chickens, the unfortunate reality is that at some point, they will die. But what happens if one dies young, or several birds die in succession? Maybe you suspected it was an illness that ultimately brought your beloved birds demise. Wouldn’t it be nice to know what caused your loss(es) to prevent them in the future? Consider sending the bird to your local laboratory for a necropsy, or chicken autopsy, which is a cause of death report. #poultry Best of Heritage Acres Market

All About Electric Fencing - The Thrifty Homesteader Pasture Fencing, Horse Fencing, Raising Farm Animals, Raising Goats, Breeding Goats, Electric Fence Energizer, Electric Fencing, Barn Animals, Types Of Fences

All About Electric Fencing - The Thrifty Homesteader

We're talking about what's really important -- pulse (or not), joules, volts, amps, and ohms, as well as energizers, conductors, and insulators.

Gardening For Beginners Raise a Year's Worth of Food Pioneering Today Podcast Vine ripened heirloom tomatoes fresh carrots on a modern homestead - Growing Herbs, Growing Vegetables, Fresh Vegetables, Gardening For Beginners, Gardening Tips, Elderberry Plant, Organic Insecticide, Tomato Seedlings, Blueberry Bushes

How Much Time Per Week To Raise Your Own Food

We raise 100% of our own meat and over 50% of our fruits and vegetables for a year of our family of four. Here you will find a weekly breakdown of how much time is spent to raise our own food, including time maximizing tips, and hacks worth doing that will save time long term. #gardening #selfsufficiency #homesteading

Fresh eggs are the highlight of country living whether they come from your backyard or the local crazy chicken lady! But if you're used to getting your eggs in the store the contents of a farm fresh carton might surprise you! Raising Meat Chickens, Keeping Chickens, Pet Chickens, Chickens Backyard, Backyard Poultry, Chicken Treats, Chicken Feed, Diy Chicken Coop, Chicken Lady

What to Expect from Farm Fresh Eggs

Fresh eggs are the highlight of country living. But if you're used to getting your eggs in the store the contents of a farm fresh carton might surprise you! #farmeggs #backyardchickens #growyourownfood #petchickens #fresheggs #raisechickens

With winter fast approaching, it is time to start preparing for the cold weather. A good place to start is by preparing the coop and run. One of the most significant concerns come winter is keeping your birds water source from freezing. Fresh water is just as important to chickens in the winter as it is the summer. Proper hydration helps birds regulate their temperature and stay warm. #chickens #farm #hobbyfarm #backyard #hobby #hens #chicks Best of Heritage Acres Market Backyard Farming, Chickens Backyard, Keeping Goats, Chickens In The Winter, Farm Lifestyle, Sustainable Farming, Water Sources, Chicken Breeds, Hobby Farms

How To Keep Chickens Water From Freezing » Heritage Acres Market LLC

Frozen chicken water is a common winter problem. This article covers many options to keep water thaw, with and without electricity!

Feeding your Backyard Ducks - The Cape Coop Chicken Home, City Chicken, Chicken Feed, Diy Chicken Coop, Backyard Ducks, Backyard Poultry, Chickens Backyard, Backyard Ideas, Duck House Plans

Feeding your Backyard Ducks

What should you feed your backyard ducks at every life stage?

If you are thinking about getting goats or planning to bring home a couple soon, here are seven things that you will want to make sure you have ready for them when they arrive! #raisinggoats #goats_need Breeding Goats, Self Sufficient, Raising Goats, Baby Goats, Small Farm, Livestock, Homesteading, Sheep, Couple

7 things goats need - The Thrifty Homesteader

If you are thinking about getting goats or planning to bring home a couple soon, here are seven things that you will want to make sure you have ready for them when they arrive! Loose goat minerals The minerals should say they are for goats and only goats! Minerals that are labeled for sheep and […]

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Gardening With Chickens

Chickens make wonderful pest control for homestead gardens. Here are 13 tips and ideas that will make the perfect recipe for your success. #chickens #homestead #pestcontrol