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Home Heating Options for the Homestead
September 20, 2020 · · Homesteading

With the weather cooling down, it is time to review our home heating options. You probably already have a heating system in place for your home, but is it actually heating your home to the extent that you need? Read More

6 Pig Farming Equipment Essentials for Your Farm
September 19, 2020 · · Pigs

There are not a lot of must-have pig farming equipment items for homestead hog raising. Besides the infrastructure needed for almost any livestock, other tools are rarely used. Shelter, secure fencing, and a container to hold plenty of fresh water are the bare bones of hog raising. 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

How to Prevent Foot Rot in Goats
September 17, 2020 · · Health

Have you seen your goat limping? While it is not the cause of all limping and soreness, foot rot in goats should be suspected. Read More

Fall Poultry Giveaway – More Than $1,000 Worth of Prizes!
September 6, 2020 · · Giveaways

Treat your flock to something special while getting a little something for you, too. Enter weekly to win, and every week you enter, you will also get an extra entry toward the grand prize week! 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

Chickens and the Complications of a Bird Respiratory System
September 20, 2020 · · Feed & Health

The bird respiratory system is quite different than most animals. Chickens are no exception. It's one of the reasons chicken keepers become concerned when their chickens show signs of have respiratory issues — like sneezing, wheezing, and coughing. Read More

How to Make Fondant for Bees
September 17, 2020 · · Health & Pests

Fondant for bees is a little different than the fondant that you find at the bakery. The bakery fondant can have high fructose corn syrup, cornstarch, coloring, and flavorings added to it. Making fondant for bees is a lot like making candy. Read More