Category Archives: Livestock

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Top 6 Reasons You Should “Bee” a Beekeeper

There are more benefits to beekeeping than just free honey. If everyone that thought about being a beekeeper knew all of the amazing perks, we would have no problem saving the honeybees.The first step to being a beekeeper is learning more about bees, right? So, today, I’ll fill you in on all of the joys of beekeeping, like beeswax, luscious gardens, and more. We’ll also cover some things to consider before becoming a beekeeper. After that, it is up to you to make the decision to get your beekeeping kit, suit, and tools in preparation for your new honeybee colony.

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Bird Flu: Keep Your Flock and Family Safe

People who keep backyard chickens should be aware of the risks of Avian Flu (Bird Flu), as it is a disease that can destroy a flock. Bird Flu can also potentially spread to humans. It is important to take precautions to reduce the risk that your chickens or family will contract this deadly disease.

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Pros & Cons of Raising Free Range Chickens

Trying to decide whether or not to raise free-ranging chickens can be tough. We’ve all heard that chickens benefit from free-ranging, but there are also reasons to keep your chickens confined. The chicken experts at Nutrena have provided us with pros and cons of raising free-range chickens to help you make the choice that is right for you and your birds. After reading, you will have a better idea if you have enough space for free range chickens and some of the reasons your chickens might be happier within their coop and run.

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Use Leaves and Wood Ash for Your Farm and Garden

When fall is in full swing, there are piles of leaves on the ground and plenty of logs on the fire. Most of us just rake everything up and kick it to the curb, but you could be using leaves and firewood ash on your homestead. You know what they say, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” so learn the many creative uses for your leaves and ash before you just throw them all away!

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Common Chicken Diseases and Treatments

Chickens get sick just like you and me. The only problem is, your hens, chicks, and roosters don’t tell you when they are sick, and some chicken illnesses don’t have noticeable signs until they become a severe disease. As a chicken owner, it is important to know the most common chicken diseases and their treatments to avoid an entire flock of sick birds.

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