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How to Make Shea Butter Soap Three Ways
August 4, 2020 · · Soapmaking

If you’ve already made soap from scratch, you know how to make shea butter soap. Just add shea butter, then alter the other oils for proper saponification, and you have a moisturizing and luxurious bar. Read More

10 Pig Breeds for the Homestead
August 4, 2020 · · Pigs

Has the time come to add pig breeds to your list of homestead goals? With the proper homestead fencing and pig shelter, the quick grow out time for most pig breeds makes them an ideal protein to raise on a small farm. If you are ready to take on the project of raising pigs, learn which of the pig breeds is right for your family. Read More

Goat Journal July/August 2020
June 4, 2020 · · Magazine Previews

Goat Journal July/August 2020 arrives in-home on June 25th, but Backyard Goats members can read it NOW! Subscribe for stories on how some of our goats came to America from Africa, a comparison of which LGD is right for you, crossing state lines with goats, PLUS the dilemma of euthanasia. Read More

The Best Goat Gestation Calculator
January 15, 2020 · · Ownership

What is the goat gestation period? Did you know that Boer goat gestation period differs from Nigerian dwarf gestation? To use this goat due date calculator, select from miniature or full-sized goats then enter the exposure date. Read More

How to Treat Goat Diseases and Illnesses Naturally
August 3, 2020 · · Health

When it comes to goat diseases and illnesses, there are many ways to care for dairy goats naturally, without chemical intervention. Read More

Backyard Poultry Special Subscriber 2020 issue — Comb to Tail Health
July 23, 2020 · · Magazine Previews

Backyard Poultry Special Issue 2020 — Comb to Tail Health — is in-home on August 12, but Backyard Poultry All-Access Members can read it NOW! This issue is only available to subscribers and will not be offered on newsstands. Subscribe now for valuable health stories! Read More

Backyard Poultry August/September 2020
July 2, 2020 · · Magazine Previews

In-home July 16th but All-Access Members can read it NOW! Subscribe now for stories on the Coolest Coops 2020 contest, mitigating disputes with neighbors, how to pasteurize eggs at home, and a breed profile of the Ameraucana chicken. Read More

Chicken Behavior Shows Your Birds May be Smarter Than You Think

Add to Favorites By Christine Heinrichs – As your chickens scratch for food and jockey for position in the social order, you can see that chicken behavior is purposeful. They respond … Read More

Should I Perform Beehive Inspections with Supers On?

As a general rule, I try not to go into the brood boxes when the honey supers are on. There are a few reasons for this. Here are three reasons. Read More