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Raising Laying Hens for Beginners

Eggs and raising laying hens have become a hot topic among the masses these last few months. Everywhere you turn there is a conversation or comment about the rise in egg prices and “ adding laying hens to a backyard”. It is great that there are so many people taking an interest in starting a...

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Hatch Eggs at Home With Success

Last updated on January 10th, 2023 at 08:09 pmAre you tired of buying hatchlings year after year? Do you want to hatch your own eggs? Learn how to have a happy home egg-hatching experience with minimal mistakes. This is a guide on how to hatch eggs at home so that you can have a Happy...

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Raising Ducks for Beginners

Raising Ducks for Beginners

You have made it past the fuzzy duckling stage or added some adult ducks to your homestead. Now you need to know all about raising ducks, so that yours stay happy and healthy. I have been a proud duck owner going on 8 years now. On our farm we have raised multiple breeds for many...

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Baby Ducks for Beginners

Raising Baby Ducks for Beginners

Last updated on January 22nd, 2023 at 02:11 pmChickens are the main go-to homesteading bird that everyone likes to talk about, but there are many different poultry choices that can be raised on a homestead. Ducks are one of those great poultry options, they lay eggs and produce meat just like chickens. We have raised...

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Hay Bale Basics

Know Your Hay Bale Basics

Last updated on February 16th, 2023 at 02:00 pmHAY! What is it? Anyone that has grazing animals on their farm knows how important hay is.  A Hay Bale can come in different varieties, shapes and sizes. On our farm we need to know about hay because we feed it to our animals, but we also...

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When tipsters attack

When Roosters Attack

Picture farm fresh eggs, cute hens pecking the yard while a beautiful rooster stands guard. The reality ends up with you finding out that your rooster is as mean as he is beautiful. When roosters attack what do you do? My first encounter happened one night while I was out watering animals. I was filling buckets...

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Raising Baby Chicks For Beginners

Last updated on January 24th, 2023 at 01:22 pmSpring is the time of year when you are greeted by the Cheep! Cheep! of those fuzzy irresistible baby chicks at the farm store. You can’t help but go look in those noisy bins. 10 years ago, just after we moved to our farm I couldn’t resist...

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10 Reasons Why Ducks?

10 Reasons, Why Ducks!

When you decide to build a country life, their will be others that don’t really get it. They will ask you a million different questions about what you are doing. Believe it or not one of the most frequently asked questions about my country life is “Why do you have ducks?”.  When people think of...

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What is Nigerian Dwarf Goat

What is a Nigerian Dwarf Goat?

Growing up I always had large breed goats (Alpine, Lamanchas, Saanens etc.) on the family farm. I had never heard of a Nigerian Dwarf Goat. My experiences with goats as a kid, helped my husband I make the decision to add a few goats to our farm. The only problem was figuring out which goat...

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Baby Goat Season Prep

Are You Ready for Baby Goat Season? On our farm springtime means it’s kidding season (baby goat season) and time to prepare for the arrival of our new additions. Getting ready for this time of year means cleaning  pens and making sure our kidding kit is stocked with supplies. If breeding goats is something that...

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