If you want to raise your own high-quality eggs and save money, read on to find out what to grow for feed and forage and how to manage your foraging areas.
Agriculture is often regarded as the human hallmark that allowed for the development of modern technologies. But recent evidence seems to suggest that it was more of a curse than a blessing.
The Plymouth White Rock Chicken is an excellent breed for beginning as well as seasoned chicken owners. They are a nice addition to any backyard flock because of their temperament and egg production
Factory farming, or Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), are inhumane and produce unsanitary and polluting conditions.
Those on poultry forums know the excruciating question, "If you had to pick one breed what would it be?" After 40 breeds in four years, and I can confidently say it would be these wonderful Basque hens.
Follow these instructions and you'll know all you need to know to get started raising these amazing egg-layers
The featherless chicken is a strange chicken breed that was created with purely commercial use in mind. As suggested by their name, these chickens don't have a single feather!
The Dorper Sheep are a recently new breed of sheep in Australia that were developed in South Africa. They are becoming very popular for their meat and their full shedding qualities.
Alpaca and llama fibers are of the finest quality. Sheep wool tops today's animal fiber industry. So, what's different about the fleece of these herding animals?
How you approach the horse with the lead rope sets the tone for the rest of the day. Read on to learn more about safe practices and types of lead ropes.
Keeping chickens in your backyard is fun! They are one of the most maintenance-free pets. Their daily requirements mainly consist of feeding and watering. And if you do this they give you a reward, an egg! But to keep your chickens healthy and...
Tempted to take your horse to a cattle sorting event -- but concerned because he's never met a cow face to face? Here is a low-pressure, safe method to introduce your horse to cattle to ensure future sorting and penning fun.
Raising animals for the purpose of human consumption appears to be something of a moral and ethical dilemma, and here's why: Animals including cattle, sheep, chickens, hogs, geese, ducks, goats, and all others are living, thinking, feeling beings...
Do you want to get goats? Read this summary of the many different goat breeds to find out which one suits your needs best.
There is no hard and fast rule about how much water each chicken will drink in a day. One thing is sure: chickens need an ample supply of fresh, clean water available at all times. Their waterer must be clean of dirt and algae build-up,...
American farmers got soybeans from China originally, but now soybeans raised in the USA are being sent to China in spectacular volumes
Neutering or castrating a rooster is known as “caponizing.” This process produces what is called a “capon.” (A castrated horse is a gelding, a castrated male cow is a steer, and a castrated rooster is a capon.) Caponizing used to be a...
To be able to humanely kill a chicken quickly and without causing pain or distress is an important skill for anyone thinking of small scale farming.