Our Black Orpington’s lame foot was caused by more than just stepping on something sharp. Here’s how we dealt with bumblefoot, the crippling poultry condition.
Even a small farm can go through hundreds of small square hay bales in a season. A hay elevator can save time and effort stacking those bales.
We were spared major damage in Hurricane Florence, but the storm showed us what livestock farmers should expect in a natural disaster. Here’s how to prepare.
Mice are a fact of life when you have chickens, but you can do many things to discourage their presence. Here’s what to look for and do.
If you have farm animals, euthanasia will probably come up at some point. Here’s what to consider before the difficult decision presents itself.
Are you concerned that your flock’s eggs might contain Salmonella? I sought expert sources for safety guidelines and facts about farm vs. store-bought eggs.
The manure lagoons flooded by Hurricane Florence show that pigs produce a lot of waste. Managing manure correctly on small farms is key to protecting waterways and gaining valuable fertilizer.
Chicken-keepers can mitigate the cost of feed only so much. The real savings are in efficiencies we can employ in the feeding process.
In part two of this three-part series, we look past buying chicks. Here are the basics on how to incubate and hatch eggs to start or expand your flock.
Do you wonder whether your breakfast egg could have developed into a chick? Here are ways to distinguish between fertilized and non-fertilized eggs.