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The Dorper Sheep: A Hardy Adaptable Breed
October 26, 2020 · · Sheep

Would you like to raise Dorper sheep, one of the fastest growing breeds in the United States and many other countries? There is good reason for the popularity of the Dorper sheep breed. Read More

How to Make Castile Soap
October 26, 2020 · · Soapmaking

Vegan, sustainable, and often organic, castile soap is highly sought after. Properties are comparable to soaps made with tallow, lard, or coconut oil but the bar made from olive oil ranks higher. 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

Backyard Poultry December 2020/January 2021
October 23, 2020 · · Magazine Previews

Backyard Poultry December 2020/January 2021 — 15/6 is in-home November 12th, but Backyard Poultry digital and All-Access subscribers can read it NOW! Subscribe to Backyard Poultry for great stories on the dangers of heat lamps, Mycoplasma, keeping chickens during climate change, and a history of eggnog. 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

A Guide to Duck Shelters for Winter
October 26, 2020 · · Coops

With their double coat of waterproof feathers over thick, warm fluffy down and a layer of body fat, ducks (regardless of duck breeds) are exceedingly cold-hardy. They love being outdoors year-round in most climates, perfectly happy playing in the rain and even the snow. Read More

Raising Honey Bees with Pets and Livestock
October 23, 2020 · · Health & Pests

When we decided to start raising honey bees, one of the things we needed to consider was the safety of the other animals on our property. If we had a large property where we would be able to put our hives away from our other animals it would be easy, but we don’t have a large property. Read More