Livestock

How to Copper Bolus a Goat

  opper deficiency in goats is very common and can cause all sorts of health problems if left untreated. We live in an area that is pretty deficient in copper amounts in the soil, which means loose minerals aren't enough when it comes to...

Raising Goats 101: All About Bucks in Rut

  When it comes to raising goats the girls get all the glory. After all they are the one having the babies and producing all that milk for your family, but the truth is no babies or milk will be produced without a male goat to help things along. Many small...

B Vitamins and Your Goat’s Health

  B Vitamins, especially Vitamin B12 and B1 (or Thiamine), are extremely important to your goat's health. A healthy goat will produce all the necessary B Vitamins in its rumen and excrete any excess through the urine daily. If your goat is ill, particularly if it...

Chicken Eggs vs Duck Eggs: An Infographic

The number one question we get each week at our local tailgate market is: What's the difference between duck eggs and chicken eggs? A lot of people are hesitant to buy duck eggs because they are not as well known and maybe seem a little more exotic than the chicken...

Poultry Alternatives to Chickens

I love our chickens. They are entertaining to watch, great pets, give us lots of yummy eggs. That being said, chickens are not the only option for eggs (and meat) on your homestead. There are poultry alternatives that can meet your egg needs or even provide additional...

Quiz: Name That Breed!

Did you enjoy this quiz? Why not try Testing Your Goat Knowledge too?   Thank you to Better Hens and Gardens for allowing me to use one of her pictures for this quiz!...

Must-Have Goat Care Supplies

When it comes to goats you need to be ready for anything! This is the 3rd part in a series of posts about what supplies you should always keep at home- just in case! The following is a list of the top goat care supplies you should keep in your cabinet or barn, either...

How to Raise Coturnix Quail

Poultry is big here at our house. My kids love birds more than most other livestock. We started with chickens, then added ducks, and finally quail. We raise coturnix quail, which have a lot of pluses when it comes to poultry. They are small- perfect for urban...

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