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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 Duck Care for Beginners

There are many different poultry choices that can be raised on your homestead or hobby farm these days. If you are thinking about adding ducks to your country life, then you may find this article helpful.  It is all about ducks! Baby duck care for beginners, reasons why to consider ducks and adult duck care....

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Hay Bale Basics

Know Your Hay Bale Basics

HAY! 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 grow it. Knowing about your hay is important,...

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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

Happy Spring! It’s that time of year, when everyone is greeted by the Cheep! Cheep! of fuzzy irresistible baby chicks at the farm store.    The first year of living on our farm my husband and I thought it would be a good idea to buy a few of those chicks. We knew nothing about...

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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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What is a Broody Hen

What is a Broody Hen?

A Broody Hen is nature’s best egg incubator, she will sit for days waiting for her eggs to hatch (or not hatch). Having a broody hen can either be a great thing or a huge problem depending on what your goals are. If you want chicks you will have a live incubator, if all you...

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Baby Goat Care Timeline

Your baby goats have finally arrived! Now What? There are things that will need to be done after your baby goats have arrived, this includes: These are all things that you will have to do and make decisions about within the first few months of your baby goat’s life. You will also need to know...

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