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Creating a First Aid Kit for Livestock
August 9, 2020 · · Homesteading

Having some basic items always available in your emergency kit means you’re better prepared for problems that might arise, whether it’s a dairy goat that’s been bitten by a dog and has deep wounds, or a chicken struggling with bumblefoot. Read More

The Top 5 Farm Implements List for Homesteading

One of, if not the most useful thing any farmer or homesteader owns, is a tractor. Speaking from someone who has always owned a tractor of some kind, I can attest to the fact that a properly equipped tractor can turn a three-day, back-breaking job into a simple three-hour affair. Read More

Goat Journal September/October 2020
August 5, 2020 · · Magazine Previews

Goat Journal September/October 2020 is in-home August 27th, but Backyard Goats members can read it NOW! Subscribe for stories on artificial insemination, conceiving doelings vs. bucklings, hermaphroditism, goat-friendly housing, PLUS a Breed Profile of the Valais Blackneck goat! Read More

Listeriosis in Goats: Dangers of Feeding Moldy Hay
August 7, 2020 · · Feed & Housing

Circling Disease and Silage Sickness are other names for listeriosis in goats, commonly associated with feeding moldy hay. 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

Introducing New Chickens to Established Flocks — Chickens in a Minute Video
August 7, 2020 · · Feed & Health

Once chicks are fully feathered, they are ready to stay outside. But introducing new chickens directly into an established flock can be rough. 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