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Burdock Slivers Can Cause Eye Irritations

Eye problems in livestock and horses can be caused by foreign material in the eye, and one of the most challenging problems is burdock slivers. Burrs from this invasive weed stick to hair or clothing. Read More

Wintering Pigs on Pasture
October 19, 2020 · · Pigs

What could be more fun and exciting than seeing a group of pasture piglets running through the warm, green grass of summer? Not much in my opinion! Read More

Goat Journal November/December 2020
October 9, 2020 · · Magazine Previews

Goat Journal November/December 2020 will be in homes October 29th, but Backyard Goats All-Access members can read it NOW! Look inside for valuable stories on external parasites, legal issues with owning goats, cognition, goat traditions around the world, PLUS a Breed Profile of the Beetal goat! Read More

A Crash Course for Goat Breeding Season
October 17, 2020 · · Health

Call it procreation, replication, or proliferation; goats do it too and they do it well. It’s goat breeding season.  Read More

Clucktober Giveaway — Win Nearly $200 in Prizes

Now through October 31, enter to win a poultry prize package worth nearly $200 from Murray McMurray and Backyard Poultry! Read More

Backyard Poultry October/November 2020
August 31, 2020 · · Magazine Previews

Backyard Poultry October/November 2020 — 15/5 is in-home September 10th but Backyard Poultry Members can read it NOW! Subscribe for great stories on water glassing eggs for long-term storage, how chicken vision works, a breed profile of the Black turkey, and whether pumpkin seeds actually stop intestinal worms. Read More

Time to Start Winterizing Chicken Coops

Is it time to start winterizing chicken coops? Snowflakes softly fall to the ground, and an icy breeze cuts through the early morning hours. Read More

How Do Honey Bees Survive the Winter Without Fresh Pollen?
October 18, 2020 · · Health & Pests

All during the foraging season, honey bees collect pollen and nectar. They use nectar for energy to keep going from day to day. Any extra nectar is turned into honey and stored in combs. Read More